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Piano, in partnership with Move Over Mozart, and marimba are offered one day a week at each school site as a free after-school enrichment to district students.  Marimba for 5th graders. Piano is open to all grade levels.

Our TK-3rd grade students at Bellevue, Kawana Springs, Meadow View and Taylor Mountain participate in the Joy Of Singing during the school day and upper grades participate in songwriting and marimba. 

El piano, en asociación con Move Over Mozart, y la marimba se ofrecen un día a la semana en cada escuela como un enriquecimiento gratuito después de la escuela para los estudiantes del distrito. Marimba para alumnos de 5to grado. El piano está abierto a todos los niveles de grado.

Nuestros estudiantes de TK a 3er grado en Bellevue, Kawana Springs, Meadow View y Taylor Mountain participan en Joy Of Singing durante el día escolar y los grados superiores participan en composición de canciones y marimba.

More info on Move Over Mozart

If you'd like to donate to the music program feel free to write a check to Bellevue Union School District - Music Brochure. Please specify that it is for the music program on the check.

For more information about after-school music please call the District Office at 707-542-5197 xt 2.

Resources

Luther Burbank Center's Instrument Lending Library

Play Marimba!

Luther Burbank Center's Mariachi Ensemble

Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra

Video - How to rosin your bow

How to rosin your bow

Benefits of Music

Music is a Science
Music requires research. It is specific and demands exact acoustics. For instance, a conductor’s full score is a chart or graph, indicating frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with exact control of time.

Music is Mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions, which must be done instantaneously.

Music is a Foreign Language
The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language. Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French. The language of music also incorporates notations, which represent a highly developed form of shorthand, using symbols to represent ideas.

Music is History
Music often reflects the environment and times of its creation. From music, children learn lessons about historical events, as well as the ethnic and cultural heritage reflected in the piece.

Music is Physical Education
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial muscles. Children who play music also show extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to sounds heard by the ear and interpreted by the mind

Music is Art
It develops insight and creates emotion. Through music, children learn to share their humanism, express thoughts and feelings, and contribute to the infinite and collective spirit we call “life.”
Provided by the Music Achievement Council

Harvard - "Links between musical training and executive function"

Forbes - "Students do better in science, math & English is they also take music lessons."