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Music

Music @ AJA focuses on teaching music and making it fun, exciting and relevant for all students. Our music program is an integral part of AJA’s culture. A big part of that culture is the focus on Jewish and Israeli music and my goal is to incorporate it into our curriculum.

It is our belief that music brings us together as a community and this is especially true at AJA. When we sing or perform together it brings us closer to each other and it strengthens our identity. In addition, this music program allows students to express themselves as individuals in a creative and nonjudgmental environment. It is our goal to create a welcoming and inclusive environment in music class.

It is imperative for a child’s development to be exposed to many different genres, styles and types of music starting at a very young age. Our music program provides that opportunity to all students with a variety of fun and age appropriate activities.

musicIntroducing Mr. Michael: "Mr. MichaelLevine is the co-founder of The Learning Groove music & movement company.  He also is the music producer of the original four New York Times bestselling Pete The Cat books by Eric Litwin and James Dean, as well as the Groovy Joe and Nut Family book series by Eric Litwin.  He has performed at concerts, teacher workshops & keynotes throughout the nation.  As a singer-songwriter, he has released 4 albums and has opened for such acts as Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Live, Joe Walsh, and many more.  In Sunmoonpie, he and his wife Bonnie lead Hebrew meditative chanting and alternative melodies for Jewish prayers.  He is excited to help inspire a love of music at AJA!