Music 4-6

Course Outline

Music 4-6 recognizes the need for all students to have sequential, in-depth learning experiences in music. These experiences, in turn, will enable students to develop knowledge, abilities, and critical thinking skills to express and reflect upon their ideas, understandings, and feelings through music.

Music 4-6 includes opportunities for significant and sequential learning, providing a balance of experiences including singing, moving, listening, playing instruments, creating, and literacy development. Experiential learning in music develops psychomotor, intellectual, and verbal abilities, as well as musical ability. This holistic learning process also fosters self-esteem and promotes respect for others.


  • Learners will investigate how rhythm, meter, and tempo communicate feelings and ideas.
  • Learners will analyze the role of melody and harmony in the communication of feelings and ideas.
  • Learners will evaluate the role of texture and form in communicating feelings and ideas.
  • Learners will analyse how composers and performers combine the elements of music to communicate feelings.
  • Learners will analyze how the culture of the Mi’kmaq, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, and other communities is expressed through music.

The 2002 Music P-6 Curriculum guide found in Online Resources (to the right) is an old document and does not match the current outcomes. Although the outcomes referenced are no longer current, the material found within is easily adaptable to the new curriculum and may serve as an excellent resource.

Updated August 15, 2022