Elemental Music & Movement

  • The Romoland School District elemental music curriculum consists of a well-planned sequence of developmentally appropriate experiences leading to clearly defined skills and knowledge. The program is designed to actively involve students of all learning modalities using materials carefully selected for their aesthetic value. The RSD elemental music curriculum is aligned with the National Core Arts Standards.  Music activities include many opportunities for students to sing, play instruments, move to music, listen and analyze, learn musical notation, create, and perform.

  • Soprano Recorders

    Where can I get one?

    At RSD we have recorders that your student can use, however if you wish to purchase one you can do so for around $5. The specific look might be slightly different depending on the brand, but the basic sound and technique of the instrument is the same.   If choosing to purchase a soprano recorder please make sure it has Baroque Fingering NOT German Fingering.


    Recomended brands include:

    Angel, Aulos, Peripole, and Yamaha.


    Angel Recorder


    How do you clean them?

    Recorders are not shared by students. All instruments, cleaning rods, and cases are clearly labeled. At the end of each year the recorders and cleaning rags are washed before summer break so that they will be clean for the next school year.


    3rd Grade Music Essential Learnings

    • Sings a variety of rounds and unison songs while interpreting a conductor’s cues ‘
    • Plays a variety of melodies on an instrument with appropriate technique ‘
    • Accompanies a variety of songs with classroom instruments ‘
    • Composes and improvises using voice or instruments ‘
    • Creates a structured phrase in music ‘
    • Uses basic music symbols in reading and writing rhythms and melodies on the treble staff ‘
    • Actively listens to and describes music and instruments ‘‘
    • Analyzes how music comes from different places in the world and serves a variety of purposes

    4th Grade Music Essential Learnings

    4th Grade students continue to develop the foundational skills in music learned in 3rd grade. 

    • Demonstrates how singing partner songs and rounds create harmony ‘
    • Demonstrates how instruments can be played in multi‐part harmony‘
    • Creates a musical piece with structure ‘
    • Uses basic music symbols in reading and writing rhythms and melodies on the treble staff ‘
    • Aurally and visually identifies instrument families and folk instruments ‘
    • Understands how musical elements interact in a piece ‘
    • Interprets the relationship between music and other subjects ‘
    • Understands music in a historical context