Experiences in music contribute to cognitive, physical, and emotional development. Music is about singing, rhythms, and beat. It is also about learning to be part of a group and creative expression. 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. An after-school band for students in fourth through eighth grades and an after-school chorus for students in first through fifth grades round out our music program.