Experiences in music contribute to cognitive, physical, and emotional development. Music is about singing, rhythms, and beat, as well as about creative expression and learning to be part of a group. The Seneca Academy music curriculum teaches skills and abilities that are informed by the standards developed by the National Association for Music Education. Students have special time each week for music appreciation, singing, and dancing. Our third and fourth graders have a focused unit to learn the recorder and our fifth graders learn percussion instruments.