To be human is to make music. Music is a social and spiritual phenomenon that unites us, transcending languages, borders and culture. Through music lessons, children learn to make music with confidence, building versatility as well as their skill as listeners and performers. Singing is paramount. Music lessons promote joy and a shared sense of purpose, and we give the children opportunities to be creative in their composition and performance. We expose children to music in various styles and genres, encompassing and going beyond the canon of Western classical music. We encourage them to listen attentively and think deeply about what they hear and we teach them the vocabulary they need to express themselves effectively.