PreK-8 Curriculum

Curriculum Resources for Each Age, Stage, and Teaching Style!

Quaver’s General Music New Mexico Curriculum for Grades PreK-8 is a comprehensive, customizable, fully-digital program with engaging content that meets New Mexico Standards at every grade level!

Learn more about each stage of Quaver’s Curriculum Resources:

Pre-K
  • A perfect fit for Pre-K music classes, Quaver’s Pre-K Curriculum includes 22 multi-faceted lessons, each built around a musical and social theme. Each lesson contains four songs, a story, a classical music connection, and a cast of characters your students will love!
  • Ready to learn more? Quaver Trainer Valerie breaks down our lessons for your youngest students in this training video.

QK-5
  • QK-5 includes over 225 ready-to-use lessons organized into 3-week modules and spiraling up through the grades to create a solid general music foundation. Teachers also have access to a searchable library of over 6,500 resources, ready-to-use or customize!
  • Ready to explore? Quaver Trainer Otto walks you through how to find and use K-5 lesson in this training video.

Q6-8
  • Engage your middle school students in the active, creative elements of music with 14 multi-session group projects—116 total lessons! Develop skills in feedback and critical thinking as you explore world music, composition, improvisation, and music technology.
  • Ready to dive in? Quaver himself, Graham Hepburn, is standing by to unpack our 6th Grade Pop Opera project in this training video.

Song-Based Lessons
  • In addition to these lessons, teachers have access to a growing library of Song-Based Lessons inspired by the Kodály, Orff, and Music Learning Theory approaches to music education. Each lesson revolves around a folk song or theme and includes opportunities for student-directed learning to help develop the musical knowledge of your students using the teaching style that suits you best!

IN ADDITION TO MEETING NEW MEXICO STANDARDS, WE’VE PUT A GREAT FOCUS ON:

State Songs and History

Includes the state song “Oh Fair New Mexico” and other popular Native American songs like “Ekamoda.” Lessons incorporating New Mexico geography, history, and key state figures are woven throughout the Curriculum.

STEAM Projects

The Quaver Curriculum is packed with projects and activities to integrate in STEAM learning. Our 6th grade Science of Sound project explores waveform, frequency, amplitude, reverb, sound synthesis and sound production in a fun and interactive way.

Encouraging Literacy

Reading, writing, and comprehension have never been more important across all subject areas! Our curriculum includes  multiple literacy screens, worksheets, and lessons that provide music teachers with simple ways of elevating literacy in their music classes.

Connecting to Other Subjects

Quaver’s New Mexico Curriculum serves as a bridge across arts and all other subjects, with custom content created to demonstrate how learning music touches all the others.

See the Correlations

Try Quaver in your District!

Schools and districts throughout New Mexico can request access to our full New Mexico Curriculum for review. Simply complete the form below, and we will send credentials for your review team via email within one week.







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