2K – 6th Grade
Our music program at CMDS glorifies God while building a foundation for students to enjoy and appreciate music. The program – taught by teachers certified in the Orff-Schulwerk technique – consists of exploring music through singing, playing instruments, dancing, clapping and keeping a steady beat. CMDS also has a full set of Orff rhythm and barred instruments.
Early Childhood: Students enjoy learning music and using rhythm instruments and movement during their weekly music class. They also participate in two sharing programs each year.
Grade School: Students study many genres of music and are introduced to a variety of instruments and composers. As students progress each year, they learn how to play Orff instruments, correct singing techniques and how to read music. Fifth and sixth graders learn to play the recorder and are encouraged to participate in the CMDS choir. All students participate in a Christmas musical performance each year, as well as our special Grandparents’ Day program in the spring and the annual Easter Walk-Through celebration. Students who want to further their music study can take private lessons through the Maxine Moore Music Academy, which is conveniently located on the CMDS campus and offers affordable lessons in piano, voice, guitar, strings, woodwinds and brass.