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Welcome to THA's Music Program! 

The benefits of music education are immense and highly beneficial to students. Music positively impacts a
child’s academic performance, assists in developing social skills, and provides an outlet for creativity that is
crucial to a child’s development. Music education catapults a child’s learning to new heights, and because of
this, it should always be considered a pivotal part of a child’s educational process.

The THA Music Program, sponsored by Mrs. G’s Music Foundation, strives to develop the creative potential in
each student, a process that is both intellectual and experiential. Students, Pre-K through 12th grade, learn to
understand, participate, and enjoy the art of music as a lifelong activity. They develop skills in memory,
discovery, self-expression, perseverance, collaboration, concentration, and responsibility. Whether a student
plans on pursuing a career in music or not, there is a place for everyone in the music program.

The early childhood music program contributes to the physical, social, and intellectual development of
children. Young students learn a repertory of songs and singing games of small vocal range, as well as easy
rhythms. In the Lower School, children become more tuneful and artful as they experience music through
singing, moving, playing, creating, and listening. In Middle and High School, music literacy becomes
important, focusing on melody, harmony, rhythm, tone, form, and learning to play a desired musical
instrument like keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums, and percussion.

Our music room is equipped with all the instruments and resources necessary for students to grow & learn,
including a practice performance stage and seven soundproof practice rooms.

Our talented, passionate music instructors have received additional music training in programs such as
Modern Band Summit, Little Kids Rock, and The World Drumming Program.  Certifications in these cross-
cultural and curricular programs provide enhanced collaboration and connection through music.

School-wide concerts and performances throughout the year give students the chance to showcase their
musical talents and become comfortable performing for an audience.

Our music department is one of the most diverse and unique programs thanks to the sponsorship and support
of Mrs. G’s Music Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2010 by The Gretsch Company’s Executive
Vice President and CFO, Dinah Gretsch, with the goal to fund music teachers, support artist residencies, and
supply musical instruments to rural schools. She also provides grants to children to attend guitar and drum
camps, all in furtherance of the Gretsch family mission to “enrich lives through participation in music.”

The Gretsch Company is a family business, globally recognized for manufacturing high-quality drums and
guitars since 1883. Fifth and Sixth generation family members are proud alumni of THA.