Music Department

We are blessed to have a fantastic Musical Program for our students! Unlike many schools our program is provided as part of the educational package allowing every student at our school to experience the joy that a variety of musical options can bring. Each class meets with our Musical Directors as a part of the school day schedule. In addition to music appreciation, music theory, and musicianship, students are exposed to a variety of famous composers and their works. Our creative mind approach goes beyond singing in a choir and encourages the full appreciation of musical expression. As an example, younger students learn to listen to famous works and draw pictures to express what they hear.  

Evidence continues to focus on the arts as a vital component in the positive growth of every child. For years we have pointed to the music students as those who have demonstrated a special talent. However, based on extended studies we now know it is the very process of learning music that develops the artistic mind and brings forth the creative potential in all young people. This is just one reason why we believe that music education can bring many satisfying benefits to a young student. We do our best to help your child develop skills that will be rewarding now and for a lifetime.

The goal of the Music Program at Lodi SDA Elementary is to expand each child's understanding of the Cultural, Recreational, Educational and Service aspects of Musical Expression.

Cultural: To promote a wider appreciation for music through learning the rules, techniques, and styles that differentiate music of the past and present.
Recreational: To provide you with the means for a social and emotional outlet through worthwhile use of leisure time for your future.
Educational: To promote training through musical experience that can be used in everyday life (teamwork, self discipline, good posture, fundamental physical skills, self expression, and group dynamics).
Service: To perform for our community, school, church, and at educational activities that will enrich the reputations and dignity of the individual and organization.

Handbells Performance at FOX40 News!