Music

Choir & Singing

Children in Grade 4 and up meet once a week  to enjoy singing in a larger group, and to further improve their singing abilities. Margaret Moncrieff, a former teacher at Mulberry, is teaching choir this year.  Families and the community will have a chance to hear the choir sing at school assemblies and at Rideaucrest home for the elderly.

Singing at Mulberry begins early in the Parent Infant program and continues through the grades. Singing rounds begin in grade 3 and harmony is introduced in grade 5.

Violin

In grades 4/5 and 5/6 all children have 2 years of violin lessons. First they learn the basics of how to hold the instrument. Soon they can play the notes of simple songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and eventually they play group pieces in harmony.

Recorder

Recorder begins in grade 1. Alto recorder is introduced in grade 5 and tenor recorder is introduced in grade 6.

Music Notation

Music notation is taught in grade 3 at Mulberry Waldorf school.

Want to learn more? Here is a wonderful article that links Waldorf curriculum and music by grade – Let There be Music. Mulberry follows these curriculum and grade links closely with the exception of introducing soprano recorder in grade 1 and there has not been a progression to string quartets yet.