Music & Orchestra

Singing is part of every day at Sanderling Waldorf School. Simple melodies in early grades progress to learning rounds and songs with two or more parts in the older grades. The pentatonic flute is introduced in first grade, and the diatonic flute and soprano recorder, as well as a choice of a stringed instrument (violin, viola or cello), is added in third grade. (The teaching of music notation also begins in third grade.) In later grades, students begin to play descant, alto and tenor recorders, continue to perform in a strings orchestra, and sing increasingly complex two- and three-part choral works.