At PS 349, students learn about music around the world. Students in Pre-K through 3rd grade listen to and sing songs, conduct research and perform songs and dances for an audience to celebrate how different music is across different countries and cultures. Students have studied music in Nigeria, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, and more!
Students at PS 349 also participate in keyboarding instruction through the Music and the Brain initiative. Music and the Brain is a neuroscience-based program that brings music literacy curriculum and classroom keyboard instruction to schools, helping them build cognitive, attention, and fine motor skills to succeed academically and in life. Our music classroom houses a keyboard lab to use as part of our music curriculum across all grade levels. It’s a fun way to build skills like reading music, playing the piano, and learning songs from all over the world. Students get to experience many of the benefits of a private piano lesson in school among their classmates as part of their core education.
In addition, students participate in visual and performing arts through programming provided by Marquis Studios, Studio in a School, and S'Cool sounds. Students engage in various dance, yoga, ceramics, architecture, and painting classes.