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 participate once a week in a music program taught by an Orff-Schulwerk trained teacher. This philosophy of teaching music 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.