At St. Theresa Catholic School, our Music program primarily consists of vocal instruction through the Ward Method. The Ward Method was developed to teach American Catholic school children the fundamentals of Music so that they would be able to sing the vast repertoire of Sacred Music which is a part of the Roman Catholic Church’s tradition. The Ward Method is unique in that it has a basis in Gregorian chant. The Ward Method also teaches modern musical notation and song. We have multiple after-school choirs (Little Flowers, Chamber Choir, and Flos Cantuum) which enable students to build on the vocal instruction they receive during the school day.
We also offer instrumental lessons to our student body after school. For example, we offer piano, violin, cello, flute, and organ, with many public performance opportunities. In short, we want to develop a culture of music at St. Theresa Catholic School and we fully believe that Music—like math and science—should be a part of the lives of all our students.