A student playing a clarinet.

At San Francisco Day School, all students are musicians. They develop an understanding and appreciation of music by learning sequential concepts through active, hands-on participation. Students study many styles, cultures, and time periods and are also encouraged to improvise and create their own music. Through speech, song, instrument playing and movement, children experience active music making. Lessons are inspired by the approaches of Kodály and Orff Schulwerk, and aligned with the nine National Standards for Music Education. Music is an important part of the fabric of SF Day culture. Teachers and students enjoy providing joyful musical experiences that bring the school community together.