David Alves Music Teacher at The Antioch School:

Music Education at Antioch emphasizes the importance of team/ ensemble achievement while still maintaining a focus on the aesthetic development of the individual student. Our preschool and kindergarten children are afforded ample opportunity of musical expression and creativity through singing, dancing, body motion, playing small percussion instruments and basic listening skills.

At the 1st grade level, students begin to read basic musical notation and learn about the importance of historical composes. At 3rd and 4th grade level, these concepts become more advanced. Along with singing, notation history, students at this level wanted to differentiate between the major and minor keys. In our older grades (5th through 8th) students learn basic composition and are given the opportunity to record their work. They study jazz history from the turn of the 19th century, as well as the physics of music. All Antioch students are asked to perform in two singing recitals each year with their classmates: A Holiday presentation in December and a Grandparents day presentation in April. Students K-8 have the opportunity of signing up for instrumental lessons (no more than three students per class) for an additional fee. Lessons are offered for guitar, piano, percussion and recorder.


Holiday Musical Show: December 14, 2010

Grandparents Day Show: April 26, 2011



Extended Care:
Childcare is available before and after school from 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the rate of $5.50 per hour per child.

Sibling Discount:
Eldest child attending full time pays full rate; each sibling attending full time receives a 10% discount.
15% discount each additional child.