The music program at Adkins is aligned with the National Standards for Arts Education and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students are provided with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of music.
Concepts covered in Music class include steady beat, loud/soft, fast/slow, high/low, same/different, strong/weak, rhythm, note values, melodic relationships and singing in tune.The Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk music education methods are the basis for communicating these important fundamentals. Our students at Adkins attend music class on a weekly basis. In addition to performance opportunities, all grade levels will gain experience playing the various classroom and Orff instruments. Those in 4th and 5th grade will also get acquainted with the soprano recorder during an intensive unit on the instrument.