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Erin Repsher, Music Educator

Patrick McGaheran School

(908) 735-5151 Ext. 146


The music program at Patrick McGaheran School incorporates an exploratory process where all students are actively engaged in all areas of learning. Our students will experience music in many ways (kinesthetically, verbally, visually, aurally, etc.) to ensure success for all types of learners. Throughout the year, we will learn a wide array of musical concepts while continuing to foster the enjoyment and appreciation of the art of music! Our curriculum is thoughtfully planned around the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the National Core Music Standards. Below are several examples of the activities we use in our classroom to explore our curriculum.



  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm
  • Dynamics
  • Tempo
  • Form
  • Timbre
  • Texture
  • Music history & culture



  • Singing and speech/chant
  • Playing instruments
  • Movement and dance
  • Reading and writing notation
  • Creating and improvising 
  • Composing and arranging
  • Listening and describing
  • Critique and evaluation
  • Linking music to outside subject areas

Please click on the links to the right to learn more about our music program offerings. Please contact me if you have any questions. As always, thank you for your continued support of the arts!