Music education at VCS is an active process integrating Dalcroze, Kodaly and Orff methodologies; we use movement, singing, games, drama and instrumental play to teach musical skills. Music course content is connected to students’ social studies curriculum whenever possible, deepening their appreciation for the cultures and time periods they are exploring.
We also take full advantage of our New York City musical community. VCS regularly hosts performing artists who offer mentorship and role modeling to students. Group outings to live performances of classical, jazz, opera, world and other musical styles cement learning and foster a lifetime love for great music.