Music is an integral part of an SMT education and is a lifelong gift to give a child. Recognized as an invaluable way to build and develop brain performance, an appreciation for music—and possibly the mastery of an instrument—is also a wonderful way to open doors socially and professionally while enriching daily life.
The focal point of music instruction is a new, computer-enhanced keyboard lab that encourages students from TK to grade five to both learn to play and compose on the piano. Other instruments include bells, recorder, ukulele in TK to grade five, and guitar in middle school. Additionally, two choirs rehearse weekly for children interested in singing and serving as music ministers. Selected committed choir members perform annually at a local amusement park.
SMT’s orchestra, founded in 2016, performs at various school functions such as the Christmas Concert and open house. Children may choose violin or a wind instrument. Participation in the orchestra provides students the opportunity to acquire personal discipline in the daily practice of an instrument, as well as promoting team spirit when they come together to rehearse and perform as an ensemble.