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Elementary Music

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    Welcome to the Elementary Music Program! Music is a required part of the district's curriculum for all students in 4th and 5th grade students. For more information about our classes, acquiring instruments, and more, take a look around our website!   FCUSD Elementary Music Department Mission Statement:

Our department is committed to providing excellence in music instruction with high expectations for the achievement and success of each student

 FCUSD Elementary Music Department Vision Statement: 

Leading our region in music education and empowering generations to create, perform, and respond to music.

FCUSD Elementary Music Department Values:   We believe that our students have the ability to succeed, and will instill that belief in each child. We provide a classroom culture in which students take responsibility for their learning, feel confident taking risks, and demonstrate continued progress.  We encourage students to strive for excellence musically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and supportive environment.   FCUSD Elementary Music Department Goals:  

We work in partnership with our parents and community to encourage music literacy and performance.

  • We use formative and summative assessments that foster growth and a life-long appreciation for music.  
  • We inspire students to engage in learning at their highest levels. (SMART goals)
  • We engage in professional development opportunities in order to continually improve teaching methods based on the most recent music education research.
  • We foster connectedness by building trust, confidence, a climate of open communication, and opportunities for cultural engagement.
  • We accommodate different learning modalities with a variety of teaching techniques and strategies.
  • We educate the whole child by encouraging cross-curricular learning, personal support, and emotional safety.
  • We deliver an innovative curriculum guided by scope and sequence for each subject matter.
  • We provide opportunities for enrichment, intervention, and remediation as necessary.

 Class Options
Required Supplies
Getting an Instrument
Music Teachers
Music Teacher's Web Sites


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Contact Us

Mindy Andrus  

Admin. Assistant
Lisa Vaca
(916) 294-2413