• Hance Elementary Music
     Music Brain

    The Music Department believes that the role of music instruction in the schools is to enhance and expand creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, literacy, flexibility, self-direction, productivity, accountability, leadership, and responsibility in students through the integration of music in the teaching/learning process. Additionally, music allows full use of the brain and helps to facilitate learning on multiple levels. Music education is both an individual process and a collaborative group experience that provides an enduring understanding of concepts that enables responsible individuals to become contributing members of society and to communicate in a changing, global society.

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    Here at Hance Elementary School, students receive music instruction once per week for 40 minutes.
    Curriculum is based on the nine National Standards for Music Education, which are:

    1. Singing,alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
    2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
    3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
    4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
    5. Reading and notating music.
    6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
    7. Evaluating music and music performances.
    8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
    9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.