Mrs. Goodwin

Welcome to Middle School Music!

Middle school grades are offered music as a rotation class, 2 times weekly, approximately 50 minutes per class session. Each middle school student receives a trimester of music instruction each year.

Curriculum and Goals

Student in grades 6-8 experience music from several genres, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, orchestral, Broadway musicals, world music from many cultures and countries.

The elements of music are woven throughout the trimester: Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Tone Color, and Expression. Students have the opportunity to play rhythm-percussion instruments, xylophones, keyboards, and recorders. 


'Catholic Values, Self-Awareness, Responsible Citizen, Lifelong Learner’, these terms are a way of life at OLL, as well as in the music room! Lifelong learner is stressed in music, as music and performance memories are something we take with us for the rest of our lives.


The addition of Chromebooks for each middle school student has allowed the children to have immediate access for the study of composers, musicians, bands, etc.