Fourth Grade Instructional Music

4th Grade MUSIC


The San Diego Unified School District provides instrumental music standards based instruction to students beginning in fourth grade. Cabrillo Elementary students are offered full grade level exploratory programs. The program introduces our students to basic musical concepts such as musical notation, pitch and rhythmic concepts, and music appreciation. Students are also introduced to the four major family groups (Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Percussion) by having the hands-on opportunity to learn several musical instruments from these different families.

Instrumental music instruction at the secondary level is primarily offered though band and orchestra courses in which students participate in performances and productions. The district offers honor bands and orchestras and school ensembles participate in city and area music festivals. General music instruction is provided for elementary students and the district's middle and high school choral music departments offer instruction for vocal ensembles of all levels, general music and music history.

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