music classes at Covenant Love Community School in Ithaca

Joe Salzano is a local professional musician, who teaches at Cornell University, as well as giving lessons at Hickey’s Music, downtown Ithaca. With his dynamic personality and over four decades of teaching experience, Mr. Salzano shares the fundamentals of music in the context of a Biblical understanding of music as a form of worship to the Lord.

Music Class Grades 3-8 are taught by Joe Salzano

During Music Class for Grades 3-8, students learn basic vocal and instrumental skills, theory and technique, music history and appreciation in an atmosphere of affirmation. They are encouraged to cultivate their creativity through musical improvisation, to explore diverse and unique ways of experiencing God through music and sound, and to form and strengthen skills in composition and songwriting. Through the preparation and performance of musical presentations for our School Programs, Open House, and Year-End Celebration, students gain confidence to use music personally and corporately to, “worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalm 100:2 NIV)

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”


music classes at Covenant Love Community School in Ithaca

Gail‘s background in Elementary Education includes a partial minor in Music, with twenty years of experience in choral singing as well as piano and guitar.

Music Class Grades PreK – 2 are taught by Gail Felker.

Gail Felker teaches Music to our PreK – 2nd graders. Classes are lively and interesting, and children take part enthusiastically. Introductory lessons on rhythm, note recognition, simple melodies, and instrument identification are taught alongside appreciation for the early composers. There is singing and movement each week, and preparation for school programs.

“There is music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and nurture it.” -Frances Clark

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