Performing Arts

Music

Music
The music program for Lower School uses the Orff Schulwerk approach and focuses on singing, playing music, creating music, and understanding music. The students build foundational skills and a love of music through activities, games, and movement. In the middle school, music is a regular part of the program with a variety of extracurricular and electives offered. Students may also select from a wide range of classes that focus on music history and appreciation, theory and composition, and vocal and instrumental performance. Our choral program includes five choirs that annually receive numerous first place awards at choral competitions.
Electronic Music
Our Electronic Music program integrates the arts, technology, and music and offers students an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of music theory and composition in a dynamic way.   Starting in third grade through eighth, students visit the Electronic Music Lab once a week to compose and record original music using Garageband. With teacher direction, students put virtual instruments into action and work individually and collaboratively with state-of-the-art equipment.
 




My goal is to create a supportive environment so students feel safe to explore, create, and share. We provide students with frameworks from which to create, and then create opportunities for them to be successful so they have the desire to keep working and improving.”
 

Kristie Toomath
Head of The Music Department
 




The Willows  |  A DK-8 independent school serving greater Los Angeles.
8509 HIGUERA STREET
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232
PHONE 310 815 0411 FAX 310 815 0425