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K-5 General Music

The mission of the Longfellow Elementary Music Department, a dedicated ensemble of caring and creative professionals, is to instill in all students:

• A lasting enjoyment, appreciation, understanding and love of music

• Positive character traits and skills necessary for life-long success and

• The desire to celebrate and respect diversity.


We will ensure this by:

    • Providing opportunities to perform, listen, interpret, and express vocal and instrumental music, individually and in ensembles

• Teaching students to read, write and create music

• Immersing students in the study of a wide variety of musical genres


    •  Understanding our students’ individualized needs and

     •  Creating nurturing environments which include leadership and mentoring opportunities that build a sense of empowerment.

Please visit the music website for more details.

Longfellow 5th Grade Orchestra with Mrs. Pafford

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

This short Ted Talk explains how playing an instrument is the equivalent of a full body workout for your brain.