Welcome to the Music Program at Moorlands Elementary! Allowing for music to become a part of everyone’s lives makes school FUN, HAPPY, and UNIFIED.
Mrs. Griffin and Ms. Aplin are Kodaly trained and inspired. The voice is our first instrument and we learn to use it well. We add percussion instruments, recorders (both soprano and alto) ukuleles, xylophones, folk dance, and singing games to round out our instruction.
“It is not worth singing for ourselves; it is nicer if two people sing together. Then more people; hundreds, thousands, until the huge Harmony can be heard, in which we can all be just one, indeed. Then will we be able to say: “May the world be happy.” Zoltan Kodaly
“Music is nourishment, and a comforting elixir. Music multiplies the beauty of life and all it’s values.” Zoltan Kodaly
Researchers found that after two years, children who not only had regularly attended music classes, but also actively participated in class, showed larger improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers. Strait, D.L. and N. Kraus Hearing Research, from the Journal of Neuroscience, September 3, 2014.