The Living Wisdom School music program offers children the opportunity to experience the fun, joy and self-expression of singing, dancing and playing instruments. Children are engaged in the multiple ways music is used to express oneself and the world, and to join with others harmoniously. Children explore timbre and rhythm as they learn to play a variety of percussion instruments such as drums, finger cymbals, Chinese wood blocks and Latin American cabasa. Through dance and other movement activities students learn to internalize musical pulse, rhythm, phrase and form. Children learn improvisation and composition on xylophones and marimbas using a framework of poetry. The quieting experience of chanting and the singing of songs with uplifting content and meaningful messages promote a healthy approach to life.