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Mr. Yanko’s Music Atelier

University Highlands Elementary School has a full-time music programIMG_3997 for students in kindergarten to grade 7.  Our diverse program provides students with the tools needed to develop their musical abilities while providing a platform to develop a lifelong love of performing music.


Dr. Yanko’s music program at Brentwood Park borrows and expands upon the philosophies and practices of Elliot Eisner, Maxine Greene, Nel Noddings, Edwin Gordon, Carla Rinaldi, and Loris Malaguzzi.  The uniqueness of this program focuses on the role of the teacher, student, parent, and classroom environment (Our Atelier or “Musician’s Studio” and also the outdoors).  As a result of all of these working together on various levels with the student, musical co-learning occurs.  Our music program also provides a platform to allow inquiry and discover into music through various provocations and explorations.  Because of this, students have a greater comprehension and passion for the art of creating, understanding, and performing music.

Please see the above pages for information regarding upcoming concerts, IMG_1379
events, and assemblies. Student songs to practice at home are also available in select categories.