K-4 Classroom Music

Music is considered part of the core academic curriculum in all Belmont elementary schools and is an important part of the school culture in each building. Our curriculum places a heavy emphasis on singing and making music in a variety of, while also focusing on the key music literacy skills that serve as foundational knowledge for students as they advance through the middle and high school music programs. The overarching goals of our K-4 Music program are to provide students with skills and experiences that will lead to successful long-term participation in music, and to instill them with enthusiasm and a love for making music.

Wellington School Winter "Informance" (January, 2014)

Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes receive 30 minutes per week of General Music instruction during the school day. Students in Grades 2-4 attend two 30-minute General Music classes per week. In addition, students in Grade 4 have the option to enroll in the Instrumental Music Program. These students leave their regular classrooms once per week to attend a 30-minute group lesson, which is in addition to their two General Music classes. 

Our Teachers

For detailed information specific to a particular school, please contact the appropriate music teacher below:



For more information about Saturday Morning Music School and Registration visit Powers Music School website

Originally created and led by former Belmont Public Schools music teacher John McLellan, Saturday Morning Music School provides small group instruction on string and band instruments to students at the Burbank, Butler, Wellington, Winn Brook, and Chenery public schools in Belmont.

Saturday Morning School

For over 30 years, Saturday Morning Music School (SMMS) has helped to enhance the level of instrumental instruction available to our students. Students in Grades 4-6 can enroll in SMMS to receive an additional small-group lesson (taught by a specialist on their instrument) and to participate in a variety of small and large ensemble experiences.


Beginning in September and running through April, SMMS hosts over 300 students on Saturday mornings at Chenery Middle School for lessons and ensemble rehearsals. SMMS holds a culminating performance, the "All-Town Elementary Concert" each April at Belmont High School.

Registration for Saturday Morning School is separate from registration for the curricular portion of the Instrumental Music Program during the school day. Tuition  for SMMS varies. Waivers and fee reductions are available by application. Please click here to view the fee waiver guidelines, process, and application.