Music education is an important aspect of a child’s learning. When allowed to work in harmony with other subjects and areas of study, music helps children grow in self-esteem, build essential skills and prepare for bright futures. In the primary grades one of the most important things about music in the classroom is students making their own music. Second grade students at Mintonye are learning so much in music class each week with Mr. Nicolia. They are learning how to play different instruments and sing. Click on the videos below to watch the classes playing Quaker Quaker. In this song students are learning how to play ostinato patterns, short rhythmic phrases that repeat themselves, on xylophones, triangles, and drums while they sing.