School Life

Music and Perfomance

The study of music is an integral part of the Uptown School curriculum and is transdisciplinary in nature.

Beginning in the Early Years, continuing at each grade level, music lessons cover a wide range of activities based on understanding musical form, creating and responding to music and are often connected to classroom units of inquiry.

Students learn to play the four-note ocarina in KG, the recorder in Grade 2, the violin in Grade 3 and guitar in Grade 6 as part of their music curriculum. Music continues in the Secondary School in classroom and senior ensemble studies. Private lessons are also offered for interested students.

Uptown School is proud of its 90-student choir and 35-student percussion band. Concerts are held on a regular basis, showcasing the learning that has taken place.