Performing Arts

Preschool
  • Incorporates the instructional techniques of Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly, and Emile Jacques-Dalcroze   
  • Incorporates activities such as singing, moving, listening, creating and playing rhythm instruments   
  • Uses verbalization and visualization to express musical ideas   
  • Utilizes children’s songs, folk songs, classical music and music from a variety of cultures, styles and time periods to provide a wide and varied musical experience   
  • Focuses on large motor competence and addresses the growth of whole body navigation through the development of equilibrium, flexibility and locomotion.


Prekindergarten
  • Incorporates the instructional techniques of Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly, and Emile Jacques-Dalcroze   
  • Incorporates activities such as singing, moving, listening, creating and playing rhythm instruments   
  • Uses verbalization and visualization to express musical ideas   
  • Utilizes musical children’s songs, folk songs, classical music and music from a variety of cultures, styles and time periods to provide a wide and varied musical experience

Kindergarten
  • Builds on earlier music experience by sequentially teaching concepts and skills   
  • Incorporates activities such as singing, moving, listening, creating and playing rhythm instruments   
  • Uses verbalization and visualization to express musical ideas   
  • Targets skills including moving to a steady beat   
  • Learns to control loud and soft, and high and low   
  • Demonstrates phrasing, contrast and repetition through movement   
  • Performs before an audience
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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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