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Music at Harding

Welcome to the Music Room!


In the music room at Harding we explore the elemental experiences of singing, speaking, playing, dancing, listening, and creating. Students become versed in a musical language that allows them to improvise, compose, and lead musical lives. The music education program is built on the philosophy that all children deserve the opportunity to create music that is an expression of themselves. In preschool through third grade all students are immersed in an Orff Shulwerk based music program once a week during the school day that allows children to create beautiful music at an early age. In fourth through sixth grade, all students continue these experiences while learning to play a band or orchestra instrument twice a week during the school day.


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Benefits of music education include:

  • Strengthened memory and mental acuity. Music requires and strengthens math, language, reading, writing, and comprehension skills.
  • Music teaches teamwork and social skills. We need one another to make music.
  • Music develops emotional well-being.
  • Music demands individual responsibility, hard work, and dedication.
  • Music prepares students for the future. All of the above are life skills that prepare students to work together and independently for any career.
1st Grade Inquiry into the Instruments of the Orchestra
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A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the music room’s most recent Donor’s Choose Project! Our students love our new books!