A co-educational, non-sectarian, independent school serving grades PreK through 8th since 1982


From Preschool through 8th grade , the ACS Music program is designed to help children discover their gifts and experience the excitement of music composition, history, theory, and performance.

Music at Almaden Country School is fun, engaging, and magical.

Our littlest ones enjoy Musical Movement

In Musical Movement, Early Childhood Education specialists engage our youngest children with fun lessons incorporating rhythmic patterning and exercise to build coordination, muscle tone and motor skills.

Making music in Elementary School

In Elementary Music class, children learn and practice a range of vocal ensemble pieces, and have opportunities to share their soloist and instrumental talents on a weekly basis.

Lessons in music theory, history and performance are shaped with the goal of making music a joyful part of students’ lives. Children have daily opportunities to make music together, featuring methodology from the Orff music program that combines movement, instruments, drama, speech, and song.

ACS also offers after-school music activities including Starmites, a choir for elementary students that performs locally at retirement homes and hospitals.

Finding the beat in Middle School

Middle School students can take their musical talents to the next level through a variety of electives. In addition to the annual Middle School musical elective, other Middle School music options vary each year and have recently included Orffestra (expanding student proficiency with Orff instruments) and our M.A.D. Choir (singing a capella to "Make A Difference" as artists).

“Music is the universal language of mankind." — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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