Linguistically, students also applied terminology to their sound-production. The following is a list of words identified by K-117 in anticipation of their instrument exploration:
Moving forward, students will explore how to control the sounds they produce as part of an ensemble, and how to play the instrument in different ways depending on the type of sound they want. For example, how would you play a drum if you wanted to make it sound like thunder? Like wind? Like rain? And which other instruments can also make those sounds?
There are a variety of learning goals in these lessons. Musically, students should learn how to play a variety of instruments, how to create the sounds they envision, and how to treat instruments with respect. Extramusically, students are learning how to play instruments as an ensemble, how to use self-control (which is hard with a drum literally at your fingertips!), and how to handle objects with care - all skills that kindergarteners are beginning to hone and will need as they grow older.