Welcome to Music

  • Music Education is an integral part of every child's education.  Participating in music class promotes the development of focus, confidence, language skills, and academic achievement in other subject areas.  Practicing music also builds teamwork, collaboration, communication skills, leadership skills, and creativity.

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What Are We Learning in Music?

  • Kindergarten
    exploring instruments, singing together as a class, keeping a steady beat, high/low sounds, four voices

    1st Grade
    exploring music, playing song games, describing music using adjectives and feelings, playing barred instruments, reading rhythms, matching pitches

    2nd Grade
    singing melodies, percussion instruments, rhythms, describing musical performances, peforming circle dance

    3rd Grade
    evaluating/describing music, singing/reading melodies, barred instruments, rhythmic patterns, line dances

    4th Grade
    singing independently, reading rhythms, reading/singing melodies, evaluating/describing musical performances, recorders

Our Music Teacher

  • Jessica Granholm

    Miss Jessica Granholm

    Music Teacher

    Miss Granholm earned her Bachelors of Music Education from Shenandoah University, where she studied vocal/general music education.  This is her fifth year teaching at JKES. Miss G grew up in Brunswick, Maine and travels there as frequently as she possibly can! She always wanted to be a teacher and music education combined a passion for the arts as well as the ambition to be a teacher. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and cooking!