Teacher Page – Liam Murphy

Overview of Class

Music at Corrales International School is presented to students with the intention that they have hands on experience while thoroughly understanding the fundamentals of music. Students are given ample opportunity to explore music, sounds and instruments within a structured, guided, classroom experience. However, along this road of exploration, students are given the language, vocabulary and musical context to form a deeper understanding of what musical elements are being experienced. It is our hope that within the general music class offered here at CIS, students will gain confidence, background and inspiration that will springboard the students to explore the musical arts further.


Students at both the PYP and MYP level are expected to come to music class with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. As the students are told frequently, I don’t expect excellence, I expect effort. At the MYP level, students will often be given a participation grade. This is based on the students engagement in class.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if your student has a further interest in music beyond the scope of the class or with any other concerns. I can be contacted via email at murphyl@corralesis.org