At LACS, we take great pride in our Music program! Our aim is to provide an engaging and peer-motivating environment for music education, allowing students to explore their God-given musical talents. This happens through music class, chapel worship, and various performances.



ELEMENTARY MUSIC: Our curriculum covers fundamental music concepts like rhythm, melody, dynamics, tempo, scales, modes, proper singing techniques, and exposure to instruments such as xylophones, glockenspiels, percussion, recorders, and boom-whackers. Additionally, students create their own melodies, dance movements, and have ample opportunities for creative expression during music classes and performances.

  • Kindergarten to 2nd-grade students enjoy singing and playing instruments like glockenspiels, xylophones, and hand percussion.
  • Grades 3 to 5 delve into playing recorders, xylophones, boom-whackers, and bucket drums.




MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC: Our middle school students engage in a comprehensive music program covering singing skills, rhythm, music genres, percussion, worship band, acting/stage presence, and live performances. There are also opportunities for middle school students to work on TECH (sound, lights, video) for our performances.

Our middle school students are featured playing marching band snare drums for events such as Visitor Days, Friday flagpole and musicals.




PERFORMANCES: Throughout the year, LACS hosts three major music performances. These events foster unity, camaraderie, discipline, self-confidence, stage presence, and immense satisfaction.

  • Christmas Musical: Kindergarten to 8th grade present a musical drama comprising singing, choreography, and auditioned acting roles. 
  • Spring performance alternates between an ALL-School Musical and International Day celebrations, where each grade presents a performance related to a chosen country.
  • The Talent Show, involving all grade levels, marks the last day of school.



Our Music Education program is based on the principles of Orff-Schulwerk, Kindermusik, and MUSIC PLAY programs.

Led and directed by our Music teacher, Ms. Norita Hoegel, music classes, chapels, and performances contribute significantly to our vibrant and diverse educational environment.

Norita Hoegel, Music Teacher

Norita Hoegel came to LACS in 2016 after teaching music her entire career at a private school in Cupertino. As a singer-songwriter, she produced two children’s albums, Hand in Hand and Chapel Songs, and had the privilege of touring with two Christian bands, Lifeline and The Balance. She was the director of Fusion Children’s Community Chorus (2009-2014) and Common Ground (a high-school-aged, touring-performing ministry) for 25 years. Ms. Hoegel is passionate about giving students the opportunity to explore their God-given talents through singing, dancing, and playing instruments in the music classroom or taking the stage for musical productions.

Ms. Hoegel has two grown daughters. She enjoys yoga, tap dancing, going to the beach, and live music. “Sing and make music in your hearts unto the Lord.”

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