How to Help Students Prepare  Music in Kindergarten


    Kindergarten Music Skills: 

    The student should be able to;

    1.       recognize and maintain a steady beat.

    2.       echo short melodic patterns.

    3.       differentiate between sound and silence.

    4.       differentiate long/short sounds.

    5.       demonstrate the ability to define and maintain personal space.

    6.       distinguish between loud and soft sounds.

    7.       demonstrate the ability to work effectively alone or with a group.


    Kindergarten Music Vocabulary:


    Steady beat-A regular pulse.

    Melody- A line of single tones that move upward, downward or repeat.

    Chorus- A group of singers performing as a unit.

    Rests-Symbols for silence in music.


Last Modified on January 25, 2012