Welcome to Mill Run Music!!
Hello and welcome to music at Mill Run Elementary, where children always come first!
The music teachers here at Mill Run are
Mr. Snead and Mrs. Polinsky.
Students receive music instruction for two, thirty-minute periods per week. The elementary music curriculum consists of a sequence of developmentally appropriate experiences leading to clearly defined skills and knowledge.
Singing, playing instruments, moving to music, and creating music enables students to acquire musical skills and knowledge. Learning to read and notate music allows the students to explore music independently with others. Listening to, analyzing, and evaluating music provides the student with a strong foundation for musical learning.
The use of MIDI instruments and software as an integral part of the music curriculum enhance opportunities for creativity. The inclusion of culturally authentic musical materials helps students to understand their own historical and cultural heritage and those of others within their communities and beyond.
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and other disciplines outside the arts is emphasized at all levels. The music teachers coordinate with grade level teachers to integrate activities and song materials, which reinforce Virginia Standards of Learning.