“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” Shinichi Suzuki


Students at Grovecrest begin their musical journey in the Kindergarten classroom with music lessons focused on introducing instruments, composers, and basic music concepts, all while having a lot of fun singing and moving to music.

For Volunteers
Thank you so much for volunteering to help with our cute Kindergarteners!  As a volunteer, you will be coming into the classroom once a month for a 30 minute lesson.  

What do I use to teach with?
You will be teaching from "101 Rhythm Instrument Activities", but you can also find other fun ideas from visiting the links below or add some of your own. Most of all, have fun with it!  You don't need to do anything extravagant, simple lessons are sometimes the most effective with this age group. You may check out your classroom's copy of "101 Rhythm Instrument Activities" from Janna Hubert, but these must be returned at the end of the school year to her.  (She will track you down!) Call 801-785-2311 or email jannahubert@yahoo.com to obtain your volunteer copy of the book.

Where do I find the instruments to help teach the lessons?
Instruments to aid your lessons are found on the book shelf in the Art Supplies room.  Please do not remove these from the school.  These must be returned to the shelf so that other classes may use them.

Kindergarten Instruments Available:
150 sandblocks
100 rhythm sticks
29 "soft" kitten sticks
32 "loud" lion sticks
60 blue & pink scarves
37 stick jingle bells
31 bat puppets

Classroom Help Suggestions:
  • Give clear boundaries and expectations before starting the song activity.  Make sure they understand proper use of the instruments you use during the song.
  • Try to allow for as many children as possible to have a turn. They LOVE having something to hold in their hands.
  • Give them time to talk about their interests and experiences with music. 
Other Fun Ideas
Visit our Let's Have Fun section on the blog or take a look at some of the links below: