The Music Education Program at Sacred Heart graduates students from simple rhythm exercises and songs to instruments and singing harmony. Our Department features a wealth of resources.

Students at all grade levels sing exercises, folk songs, and Sacred music. Dance is also used to help our youngest students "internalize" rhythm.

Pitched percussion and hand-chimes are played in the upper elementary grades to prepare for playing music with the four octaves of hand bells.

Fourth Grade students use the soprano recorder as their primary instrument. They are able to perform music in two parts.

Fifth Grade students play guitar. Starting with reading simple melodies, each student also learns simple chords.

The Yamaha Music in Education Keyboard system is used to allow the sixth grade class to learn music concepts on Yamaha electronic keyboards that are networked together.

Middle school students sing, play handchimes and handbells, and study music styles and terminology.

Student talent is showcased throughout the year at our Fine Arts Evenings. Often, we combine the talents of multiple classes or even the entire student body.


Students perform at the AIMA December recital.

Students are encouraged to study band instruments through the American Independent Music Association. Private instruction is offered on Thursday afternoons. Please contact Mr. Poindexter for more information.

Classes meet every Thursday after school in Room G!

3:15 - 3:45   Keyboard
3:45 - 4:15   Beginning Band
4:15 - 4:45   Advanced Band

AIMA Website

Sacred Heart School
540 Central Blvd.
Danville, VA 24541

-Kira S. Kania, Principal