• Kindergarten Shooting Stars

    Classroom Music


    Kindergarten National Standards for Music Education


    National Standard #1- Singing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

    a.       Identify the speaking/singing voice

    b.      Expressive speaking, chanting and singing with dynamics

    c.       Sing from memory a variety of songs


    National Standard #2- Performing on instruments, alone and with others

    a.       Experiment with instruments and sound sources

    b.      Find and keep the steady beat

    c.       Echo and play simple rhythmic and melodic patterns on classroom inst.

    d.      Perform ostinati and simple inst. parts to accompany stories and songs


    National Standard #3- Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments

    a.       Echo rhythmic and melodic patterns in Q&A style on inst. and voice


    National Standard #4- Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines

    a.       Experiment with a variety of instruments to accompany mvmt. and reading


    National Standard #5- Reading and notating music

    a.       Read quarter notes and quarter rests

    b.      Use a movable “do” system and read “sol” and “mi”


    National Standard #6- Listening to, analyzing and describing music

    a.       Identify beginning/end and same/different

    b.      Discuss listening examples

    c.       Use terms up/down, high/low, long/short, solo and unison

    d.      Identify speak, whisper, sing, shout, solo and unison

    e.       Identify names of simple classroom instruments


    National Standard #7- Evaluating music and music performance

    a.       Evaluate performances

    b.      Evaluate a variety of musical works


    National Standard #8- Understanding relationships between music and other disciplines

    a.       Identify similarities and differences in various arts

    b.      Relate music to other disciplines


    National Standard #9- Understanding music in relation to history and culture

    a.       Identify folk music from Native American cultures, marches and lullabies

    b.      Experience the elements of music in various styles of music

    c.       Demonstrate audience behavior appropriate for the style of performance

    d.      Perform simple action songs and singing games from around the world