• I.W. Taylor Virtual Academy Elementary Music Syllabus


    Course Description:  

    The purpose of Elementary Music is to develop the student’s individual voice and expression through individualized instruction and a variety of educational and musical opportunities. Following the Virginia Music Standards of Learning (SOL), students (Grades 1st - 5th) will explore the elements of music through singing, reading music, writing music, and playing melodic and non-melodic instruments. The standards are organized into five strands: Creative Process; Critical Thinking and Communication; History, Culture, and Citizenship; Innovation in the Arts; and Technique and Application. These strands exemplify the expectations established in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate and are reflective of the skills and attributes students need to excel in the 21st Century workplace.

    Virginia Music Standards of Learning



    Danville Public School is a Quaver Music District. Quaver's Marvelous World of Music is a comprehensive, fully-digital music curriculum! It is packed with engaging content that meets PreK–8th National Standards. Once we have established a routine, each student will receive a login to begin/continue their Quaver Music journey!


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    All relevant information will be posted on our Music Canvas page.  Students will be expected to go to their Music Canvas page at their assigned class time.  Most classes will be on Google Meet unless otherwise posted.  The Google Meet link can be found on the homepage of the Music Canvas Course.  


    Class Expectations:

    Students are expected to be on time and participate to the best of their ability.  I encourage the students to have water available while we are exercising our voices.  Students are not permitted to eat during this class.  They should have a work space free of distractions.  We will be following the 3 R's ~Respectful, Responsible, and Ready during our class time.  If a student needs to miss class for any reason, please let me know, in advance if possible.

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    Music grades are averaged from participation in class, so attendance is essential!  


               Letter Grade: Numerical Range:

    Excellent (E) Represents an average of 90-100

    Satisfactory (S) Represents an average of 70-89

    Needs Improvement (N) Represents an average of 50-69

    Unsatisfactory (U) Represents an average below 50

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    Supplies and Materials:  

    In order for us to be able to cover all of the Standards of Learning for Music Education there are some supplies the students will need for activities.  Please have a space to keep the following supplies near their music area.


    Notebook (Spiral or Binder)


    Colored Pencils/Crayons

    Headphones w/Microphone

    Old Plastic Cup or Solo Cup (1)


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