Rideau Heights School House Rocks

Image of student with instruments.The music program at Rideau Heights Public School already has strong roots in singing, but the entirety of the music curriculum will be richer and the learning more durable for students when they can access and play popular instruments of their choice. With instruments in hand, students will create their own compositions, and explore many peoples at many times in many places to discuss ‘missing’ voices and to understand and question canonical Western music.

A grant of $2,621, provided through the Anna and Edward Churchill Foundation, allowed the school to purchase additional instruments and supporting gear for all grades. Ukuleles, a DJ turntable, and different guitar strings, among other items, allow students to engage in many styles of music.

Teacher Robb MacKay says, "This grant has helped to deliver developmentally and interest-appropriate experiential music education to hundreds of children every year."