Music & Art

Artistic and creative expression is a human need present in all cultures and civilizations. Through art and music, man has expressed himself and has allowed to transmit his culture from generation to generation. At Zaragoza SchoolHouse we firmly believe in the need for artistic expression in all children.

1. Music education

María Montessori created and adopted different materials for the development of the sense of hearing and artistic appreciation that are presented in the classroom and are part of the day-to-day self-employment.

In a line of work similar to the Montessori philosophy, the Swiss composer and pedagogue Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) developed the rhythmic Dalcroze to prepare the child to learn music and accompany him later along his musical and instrumental studies , with the following three objectives:

  • develop musical feeling in the entire organism.
  • create the feeling of order and balance after having aroused all the motor instincts
  • develop the imaginative faculties (of representation and creation)

As a complement to the musical rhythm, musical learning is promoted for those families interested with instrument classes (piano) under the Suzuki pedagogy, choir and a theater group (which is developed in English).

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2. Artistic development

María Montessori created and adopted various materials for the development of the aesthetic sense and artistic creation in the classroom. These are present in the classroom and are part of the day-to-day self-employment.

At Children´s House, in addition, children participate in one hour of weekly art class in small group with a specialist teacher.

In Elementary, the artistic curriculum is integrated into the classroom and its development is sought through integration with the research and production work carried out by the students.