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Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

At Trinity, we believe music is incredibly important.  In Classical education, Music is one of the elements of the Quadrivium, and so music is included in the curriculum at all levels.  We believe music has the power to change hearts and touch souls. 

Music at Trinity follows a Kodaly-inspired music education program.  The rich, multi-faceted curriculum involves excellent singing, appreciation of classical Masterpieces and composers, playing percussion instruments and recorder, and the building blocks of music: music literacy and writing.  As with all subjects in Classical education, the music curriculum follows the student’s development.   

Examples of what you might see in a typical music class in PS-3rd: 


Interpretive dancing to the music of Vivaldi 

Playing rhythmic patterns with rhythm sticks, later transferring those rhythmics to the staff and reading pitches 

Singing a joyful, contemporary Christian worship song 

Playing the Hymn of the month on the xylophone 

In grades 4-6, you might see: 


Students learning to play Beethoven’s “Amazing Grace” on the recorder 

Preparing a Christmas carol in 2-part harmony 

Composing an 8-measure song, incorporating the words of a Psalm 

In grades 7-12, the students focus more and more on part-singing and sight-singing.  You might see: 


The entire secondary school together, singing a hymn in 4-part harmony 

7th and 8th graders studying a new melody, then singing it together using hand signals 

Actively listening to an entire movement of a Beethoven symphony, drawing a form map, and discussing the history and influences of the composer 

Leadership students learning a difficult 4-part piece  

TCS K-12 Christmas Program 2020

Mauka May Day 2021