Published on June 10, 2021 | View All Articles
Arts & Music Curriculum
How We Approach Art and Music: Learning, Appreciating and Understanding

Art speaks to all genres, backgrounds and people. Music is arguably the most influential artform. We use music to celebrate, mourn, dance, reflect, express emotion, and to resonate with emotions. Art and music pull emotions out.

Music is the only language that is universally understood. It’s the official language of the world. People have expressed feelings and thoughts through music since the dawn of time.

Learning the words to a new song in music class

At ARCHES Academy we teach music as it exists. Our Music Appreciation curriculum stretches far beyond standard practices. In addition to creating music themselves and songwriting, our students learn the rich history of music and how it is produced.

Our music lessons for the elementary students are mostly choral and skill based. We have lots of concerts throughout the year, including performances in other languages such as French, German and American Sign Language. We also sing Patriotic songs as a way to integrate the curriculum.

ARCHES students showing off their masterpieces

The ARCHES Academy’s Art classes are not just arts and crafts. We teach an abundance of styles, mediums, and techniques. This includes instruction about all aspects of color, lines, negative space, media, and most importantly, how to express themselves. We believe everyone needs a platform for self-expression...and we help our kids find theirs.

We weave art and music into teachings whenever and wherever we can. Not just in our weekly Art class, Music class, and additional enrichment on Fridays but throughout the day. Our holistic approach to art and music is very successful and loved by students. Join us for the 2021-2022 school year...Enroll K-8 tuition-free today!

About ARCHES Academy

Our commitment is to help each K-8 learner achieve mastery of the standards by use of authentic learning experiences, coaching and mentoring, freedom of choice, and personal responsibility. At ARCHES Academy, our educational approach produces outstanding individuals who not only have acquired exceptional literacy in the arts and sciences, but mastery over self and true leadership ability. ARCHES is growing! Enrolling K-8 tuition-free today!

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