So just what are your kids learning in music class at school?

Below you'll find links to summaries of the Ontario curriculum on music from Kindergarten through to Grade 6. To read the full curriculum see The Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program curriculum and The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: The Arts, 2009 documents from the Ministry of Education online.

Music is one of the four Arts strands in the curriculum, which also include Dance, Drama, and Visual Arts. According to the Ministry of Education, "The music curriculum is intended to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of music, as well as the ability to create and perform it, so that they will be able to find in music a lifelong source of enjoyment and personal satisfaction.”


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6


TVOKids games and shows that teach your kids about music:

  • Family Jam Jam along with Gisèle and Jay and these great Canadian musicians.
  • Jay Jay's Jam Kids can learn about different muscial instruments and the sounds they make with this game.
  • Tigga & Togga This music education game takes kids on different adventures while exploring musical sounds.