The music department at PBS provides students with the opportunity to
develop their inherent musicianship and prepare for life-long participation
in the performing arts. We strive to balance intellectual components with
aesthetic awareness while nurturing skilled, creative and flexible
musicians. Music classes incorporate a broad spectrum of music pedagogy
including the philosophies of Carl Orff and Zoltan Kodaly.
Students are guided through a sequential process of learning, using pentatonic song material, speech, movement, and ostinati, as well as introducing instrumental parts through speech and/or body percussion. Performance practice is an integral part of the music program. Performances allow students to demonstrate skills, develop confidence in expressing themselves in front of an audience, foster a positive feeling of an ensemble with their peers, and experience the joy of performing.