• Music- Ms. Benedict

    Welcome to Ms. Benedict's music page.  I'm excited to be a part of the Council Rock/Maureen M. Welch Elementary communities, and I look forward to getting to know your children as we make music together.  Please check back often and visit my links for information on classroom music and chorus. 


    Here we explore the elements of music- rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, and form-  through song, instruments, and movement.  All grade levels learn about these elements, but in different ways!  All fifth and sixth grade students have the experience of singing in the choral environment in addition to general music class.  Check the music standards page for a more detailed description of grade level skills. 

    Children learn skills that grow beyond music.

    •  Creativity and critical thinking
    •  Collaboration and communication
    •  Linear and intuitive intelligence 
    • Organization and leadership
    • Non-verbal expression of emotions
    • Confidence and self-esteem
    • Aesthetic valuing and cultural awareness


    The primary purpose of the Council Rock music curriculum is to provide and maintain a program of music education that will benefit all students.  Individual abilities, interests, and needs are met through the availability of classroom general music, instrumental instruction, vocal instruction, performing groups, and through special course offerings. Continuing efforts are made to discover aptitudes and encourage development of those abilities. Emphasis on the fundamentals of music is stressed through a conceptual approach which utilizes study, composition, analysis, listening, and performance of a selected music literature. Representative repertoire will include music of a wide range of periods, styles, cultures, forms, composers, and technology.