The goal of music class at Symonds School is to help students to appreciate music and to provide a basic foundation for all present and future musical pursuits of our students. As fostering the arts in our society requires willing participants, it is vital that the environment of a music room be an inclusive, constructive, and ultimately a fun environment. We strive to create that environment. All grades (K-5) sing, move, play instruments, and work on symbol recognition. Every student is engaged at all times. Even the passive listener is coached on how to listen to a classmate or piece of music. Our basic routine includes an opening group song, an activity of the day which may include a dance or instrumental work, and a silent listening piece at the end of class. We are fortunate to have the resources, space and time in our schedule to expose Symonds' students to arts and expressions from around the world.