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Elementary School Listening Program


The Elementary School Listening Program continues to provide daily listening to all subscribed schools. The program has been expanded to include more integrative arts content to assist the teachers as they navigate remote learning. Additionally, the scripts for the daily listening are being translated into Spanish.

The Elementary School Listening Program delivers daily classical music listening to be implemented in the classroom. Musical selections are about five minutes in length and come with discussion scripts in both English and Spanish, and a monthly supplemental Arts Integrative Curriculum Module. Santa Rosa Symphony places a priority on ensuring that all students have access. This program is excellent for distance learning.

Some schools play the music over the PA system while others provide teachers the ability to incorporate it into their daily activities. Teachers with the most success implementing this program have found that the music is effective for managing transitions in the classroom, helping students to relax, focus and move on to deeper study. 

A teacher from Forestville School wrote about the listening program:
"We have listened faithfully to the weekly selections in our classroom. We've even voted on our favorite piece of the month. Sometimes I'll play the pieces on the piano, if I know them. It has given me permission to add bits and pieces about composer biographies and musical terminology in a fun and low-key manner. I know my students have been greatly enriched and appreciate music in a new way."

Cost: $350 for five years


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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

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