The EHA experience is enriched by both formal and informal music education.
• Our youngest learners in the Early Childhood Center experience a music and movement class weekly. They experiment with sound, rhythm, and tone and
are given access to a variety of musical instruments. Curiosity and excitement about music are encouraged in this class, and children also benefit from
mindfulness, yoga, and meaningful body awareness.
• Our elementary students have the opportunity to participate in after-school formal training in a variety of musical instruments. We partner with a local music school offering individual lessons that take place right here in school. Current students are taking lessons in piano, guitar, and trumpet! Our elementary program includes a yearly visit to the St. Louis Philharmonic every year, after which they engage in cross-curricular learning, using our science department and the maker space to experiment with sound waves and create their own instruments!
• Our middle school students have the opportunity to choose the Rock Band elective, which offers vocal, piano, guitar and drum lessons, as well as song-writing and teamwork exercises.
• Song is an integral part of the EHA experience, particularly in the daily prayer that is an anchor of our school schedule. Each year students learn and sing more of our liturgy, including songs and prayers for Shabbat, and Hallel.
• Our weekly ECC Shabbat Oneg celebrations and elementary school ‘ruach
assemblies’ are filled with music and ensure that we are expanding our students’ familiarity with and love of Jewish music.