TrebleClefMusical instruction is a paramount way to communicate the love of God and the truths of His word to children from a very early age. That is why Our Savior Lutheran School seeks to raise up young musicians who can use their talents to serve the Lord and His people by singing, playing, and better understanding God’s wondrous gift of music. Each child in the school has many opportunities throughout the week to engage in music instruction, develop and hone musical performance skills, and to be involved in the musical life of our parish.

Take a look at what follows in order to learn of all the exciting ways your children encounter music at Our Savior Lutheran School! In addition, please free to contact me for any additional information about the music program of Our Savior Lutheran School. I would love to chat with you!

God’s Blessings to you!
Kantor Jonathan Swett
jswett@oursaviorhartland.org
248-887-4300

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Choristers — Directed by Kantor Swett
This vocal choir includes all students enrolled in grades 5 through 8. They rehearse twice a week during the school day. The Choristers provide music for worship on a monthly basis, participate annually in the Lutheran Schools Music Festival, and also sing for other special events throughout the school year. Members of this choir learn concepts of proper singing technique and musicianship as well as the fundamentals of Lutheran worship.

Middle School Handbells — Directed by Kantor Swett
This handbell ensemble is open to any student in grades 5 through 8. This ensemble rehearses once a week for one hour after school to prepare music for worship, the Lutheran Schools Music Festival, and various school events. Members of this ensemble are taught the basics of ringing technique, music reading skills, and expressive musicianship.

Junior Choristers — Directed by Kantor Swett
The Junior Choristers is a choir composed of all students in grades 2 through 4. They rehearse twice a week during the school day. The Junior Choristers sing for Sunday morning worship on a regular basis and occasionally for other special services throughout the year. In addition, this choir is also involved in various school events. Members of this choir are taught proper singing technique, musicianship, and basic note reading skills.

Young Flames Piano Program — Taught by Kantor Swett
The Young Flames Piano Program is a series of small group lessons offered to Our Savior students in 1st grade. Two groups of students alternate Mondays after school in from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Each student will learn beginning music and piano playing fundamentals.

General Music Early Elementary — Taught by Mrs. Hausch
Early Elementary Music is a vocal music class for all students enrolled in Preschool 4s, Kindergarten, and First Grade. Class time is spent to prepare musical selections for the school’s special events such as the Children’s Christmas Service, Fine Arts Night, and Grandparents’ Day. The repertoire consists of hymns of the Christian faith and other fun songs.

General Music Grades 1 through 4 — taught by Kantor Swett
General music classes are also taught to students at Our Savior Lutheran School in grades 1 through 4. Music classes focus on teaching students essential concepts and skills through singing, playing, reading, moving, and listening to various forms of music. The goal of these classes is to give students the knowledge they need to understand music as well as make it. In addition, these classes help prepare students for more advanced musical participation in middle school.