Lower School Performing Arts Curriculum
Lower school students begin music education as Tiny Torreys singing and playing drums; they continue through fourth-grade group violin and choral classes, experiencing a wide spectrum of vocal and instrumental music. Grandparents' Day and Spring Sing concerts bring the entire school community together to celebrate these abilities. Lower School strings students study violin or cello technique and develop knowledge of musical fundamentals including note reading, tone production and rhythmic and aural skills. The benefits of playing an instrument include cooperative work in ensemble playing, creative expression, performance skills and music appreciation.