Every student at Encinitas Country Day School has an opportunity to learn music history, theory and practicum. Students develop their musical understanding through standards-aligned classes designed to provide a music foundation that will support their individual interest in music. Students display their evolving skills as they participate in school-wide holiday and end of year performances.

Our youngest students receive ear training that includes singing in solfegio, scales, and note reading, along with singing, movement and playing orff instruments to practice their understanding of rhythm, tempo, interval, pitch, harmony, and beginning orchestration and performance skills.

As abilities increase, students study musical notation and the work of various composers and the musical forms related to specific cultures. Students play keyboard, string, percussion and woodwind instruments. Music training techniques include a combination of Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Yamaha and Suzuki music education approaches.

Older students improvise, compose and play in student-organized ensembles. They work with music apps for technology-based music production and multi-media presentations.


Manchester Campus

  • 3616 Manchester Ave
  • Encinitas CA 92024
  • Ph: 760-942-1111

Encinitas Blvd Campus

  • 2155 Encinitas Blvd
  • Encinitas CA 92024
  • Ph: 760-942-2224