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Music Education

The music program at Heatly consists of classes for all students in grades K-12.

Courses offered include:

Elementary General Music (K-6)

(once a week for 45 minutes)
Kindergarten: Early Music Literacy
Grades 1-3: Beginning Music notation using Kodaly through Conversational Solfege
Grades 3-6: Recorder through the Recorder Karate program and intermediate level Kodaly through Conversational Solfege.

Grade 3 Recorder Karate Chart (PDF)  

Grade 4 Recorder Karate Chart (PDF)  

Grade 5 Recorder Karate Chart (PDF)  

Middle Level General Music (Grade 7)

(half a year)
Overview of Music History from 1300-1900, Recorder Duets, and an introduction to keyboarding. [view course outline - PDF]

Music Appreciation (Grades 9-12)

(whole year, arts elective)
Interpretation and analysis of music through the musical elements, music theory, music history from 1900 to the present, and careers in music.
[view course outline - PDF

Musical Keyboarding (Grades 9-12)

(whole year, arts elective)
Piano skills and relevant theory, composition, and performances. [view course outline - PDF]


After-school activities offered by the Music Department at Heatly include:

Elementary Chorus (Grades 3-6)

Meets twice a week after school from October to June and prepares pieces for performances in the school and the surrounding community (i.e. Little League opening day, River Rats games, etc.)

Guitar Club (Grades 4-6)

Meets once a week from October to June to work on Guitar playing skills as an individual and as a group. May perform in the community based on equipment and availability.

Voice Lessons (Grades 6-12 - by invitation)

Study the voice as an instrument and prepare a NYSSMA solo or solo’s for other performances.


Students interested in expanding on their in-school music experiences can take advantage of summer music camps.

Attending a summer music camp is a great way for students to grow, both as a person and as a musician. [LEARN MORE]


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