All elementary schools in Burnaby have access to a non directed music listening program and a multi-cultural non-directed listening program. These programs introduce all children to music from different eras and cultures. The purpose of these programs is to encourage the development of good listening skills, broaden the scope of musical styles and help student develop a life-long relationship with music. These programs may be enjoyed by the whole school or in an individual classroom setting and require approximately 5 minutes each day including the introduction.
While the music is being played we encourage all participants, including the teacher, to sit quietly listening to the music with focused attention. Some students enjoy drawing or writing about the song being played.
For more information about these programs, please contact Reg LaPlante at: Reg.LaPlante@sd41.bc.ca
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