Welcome to the Elementary Music, Art, and Physical Education Department

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Contact Us

  • Coordinator
    Mindy Andrus
    (916) 294-2413 
    Admin. Assistant
    Lisa Vaca
    (916) 294-2413 x102240
  • Elementary Music Program Information:
    Welcome to Elementary Music!  Your student will learn to play an instrument, read music, and perform in a group setting.  Below is an overview of our program. We look forward to working with you and introducing your student to the joy of music. Click on the 'Elementary Music' tab on the left of this page for details about our class offerings. 
    Music is part of the curriculum for all 4th, 5th and elementary 6th grade students. Families can choose General Music or an Instrument class as listed below:
    • 4th Grade Students:
      • General Music (Recorder, singing, movement) This option is very good for students who plan to take band in 5th grade.
      • Beginning Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
    • 5th Grade Students:
      • General Music (Recorder, singing, movement)
      • Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
      • Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)
    • 6th Grade Students (Elementary):
      • General Music
      • Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
      • Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)

    General Music classes: Your child will learn to play the recorder, sing move and engage in a group performance. Your child will need a recorder (instrument) and a recorder book for this class. If your child is interested in playing a band instrument in 5th grade, we suggest that they take General Music in 4th grade. Recorders and books can be borrowed or purchased and will be available at the beginning of the school year.

    Instrument classes: Your child will learn to play an instrument, learn basic music theory and engage in a group performance. Instrument classes take commitment on the part of your child and family. Students are required to practice at home. We ask that your child commit to play the instrument for the entire school year. Your child will need an instrument and book for this class. We also recommend a floor stand for practice. Books and stands will be available to borrow or purchase at the beginning of the school year. 

    Obtaining an Instrument:

    • You may buy an instrument or may already own one.We do not suggest that you purchase an instrument online or from a big box store.  The quality of the instruments are sometimes not good.  Please be sure it is one of the instruments listed above. 
    • You may rent an instrument from a private local music vendor. (See below.)
    • You may borrow from the FCUSD Instrument Loaner program. Information about our loaner nights was sent home with your child during the first week of school. (We can not guarantee that your child will receive their first choice.)
    • All General Music recorders and books can be borrowed.

    Here are some local private music stores for rentals:

    Tim’s Music



    Kline Music



    The Nicholson Music Co.






    Music Rental Nights 2018 (2018-2019 School Year)
    FCUSD Loaner Nights and Private Rental nights have now closed. 

    Elementary Parent Music Information Night 2019: 

    Please join us to learn about the FCUSD Elementary Music program. The parent meeting will be held on April 25, 2019, in the ESC Board room. The ESC is located at 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. We look forward to seeing you then!
    Elementary Visual Arts:
    The City of Rancho Cordova, through the Measure H Grant, has generously donated funds to support the Visual Arts program at all Rancho Cordova elementary schools. We will continue to bring the Meet the Masters program to our Rancho Cordova elementary schools.  This quality program benefit our students, families and community in many ways. Look for more information to come!
    • Meet the Masters is scheduled to be at our Rancho Cordova Elementary schools beginning January 2019!
    Elementary Physical Education:
    FCUSD Track & Field Meet will be held on Friday, 5/3/19 at 4:00 pm at the Folsom High School Stadium. We look forward to seeing all of our 4th 5th and elementary 6th grade students in the spring of 2019!