Oppenheimer incorporates a practical learning approach to developing music literacy and musicianship skills. Through singing, ukulele and guitar, the younger students develop their understanding of rhythm, pitch and the meaning behind musical characteristics being explored.
The band program in the later years allows students to take their knowledge to the next level. They experience a full concert band ensemble on their chosen instrument, being directed as a band, in beginner concert band repertoire.
Leading pedagogical approaches to teaching are delivered through a sequenced curriculum so that no child is left behind, and everyone has the chance to excel beyond normal expectations. This, all whilst keeping the goal of fostering a love of playing music, is what the music program at Oppenheimer Elementary aims to achieve.