Welcome to the Willow Hill Music Room!
TCAPS Music Department Philosophy
The arts, the universal expression of our common humanity, are essential to living a full life. Music education provides unique experiences which cultivate the learner’s emotional and intellectual well-being, develop music literacy and bring about working toward a common goal.
We believe that…
…the arts keep us human in an increasingly technological world.
…all people are innately musical; therefore schools have an obligation to help each student develop his/her potential.
…music is an expression of society, therefore it helps us understand and appreciate our own and other cultures.
…music is a discipline with its own intrinsic value. By its very nature it is an embodiment of many other disciplines.
…music education addresses all learning styles and develops higher order thinking skills.
…a balanced music education program must include opportunities in general music, choral music, band and orchestra.
K-5 Music Standards
2. Playing Classroom Instruments
5. Understanding and Applying Music Literacy
6. Listening With Appreciation
7. Relating Music to History, Culture and other Disciplines