Music Notes  

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Albert Einstein

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”


Martin Luther

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”


Welcome to the Trinity Lutheran School Music Department webpage to access helpful information about the program and visit the music blog below to get a first hand look at the music classroom.  Thank you so much for visiting our page and we look forward to seeing you at a concert in the future!

Mrs. Julia Malenke, CDC Music Teacher

2’s & 3’s Music –  Students in the two-year-old and three-year-old classrooms attend weekly music classes focused on singing, dancing, and playing games.  These students enjoy time with Mrs. Malenke as she inspires these students to praise Jesus with the musical gifts He has granted to them.

VPK Music – VPK students attend twice weekly music classes that focus on experience, movement, and performance of music using voice and many handheld percussion instruments.  On any day, you may find these students dancing with scarves, playing xylophones, singing in preparation for a Christmas program, or just playing fun music games.

Mr. TJ Howard, K-8 Music Teacher

Students in Kindergarten through grade 4 attend music class twice a week where they utilize, among many other instruments, recorders, Orff instruments, and percussion instruments.  Students spend the majority of each class singing songs ranging from nursery rhymes and poems to patriotic songs and hymns.  Their voices are featured annually at the City of Orlando’s “Downtown for the Holidays” Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lake Eola.

Students in first and second grade are challenged daily with rhythmic and solfege games.  These games prepare them for “Recorder Karate”, a third and fourth grade program that has shown great success at Trinity.  Through these various methods of instruction, students demonstrate a much greater appreciation for the art, realize that these musical gifts are God-given, and are better prepared for performance in middle school music electives.

Every student in grades 5 through 8 at Trinity has the special honor of singing with the respected Chorister Choir.  During this class, these students also rehearse for their featured singing at the City of Orlando’s “Downtown for the Holidays” Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lake Eola.These students also have the opportunity to participate in the Trinity Ensemble, a group that features musical instruments of all types.  Whether it is the music festival, Veteran’s Day program, or even a weekly chapel service, you are sure to find one of these groups using the gifts God has given them to make a joyful noise.

International Music Tea

This summer, the two to four year old children in Trinity Lutheran School's CDC took a musical "journey" around the world experiencing songs, books, dances, and snacks from seven different countries: USA (Hawaii), Germany, Holland, China, Mexico, Scotland, and Italy....

A Gift To You: TLS Spring Concert

  The end is nigh! That's right. The school is drawing to a close. Pretty soon there will be classroom parties and graduations.  Final exams and final projects will be handed in and yearbooks full of memories will be gathering signatures and well wishes for the summer...

Let’s Get Musical!

"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." -Martin Luther Theater, dance, and chorus all combine for noble adventures in music at Trinity. Led by music teachers Mr. Howard and Mrs. Malenke, students not only learn about...

Matsiko: Pictures Of Hope

Trinity Lutheran School had the great pleasure of hosting the Matsiko World Orphan Choir this week.  This chorus is  made up of children from countries such as Peru, India, and Liberia.  They brought their gifts of song and dance, sharing them with the students and...

TLS Music Program Prepares for “Downtown for the Holidays”

Trinity Lutheran School’s music program is led by Mr. Justin Tayon, a recent graduate of Concordia University Nebraska in Seward, NE.  (Mr. Tayon graduated with a Bachelors in Music Education, Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, and a Lutheran Teachers...

Ukulele (“oo-koo-lay-lay”)

Did you know that Trinity has an Ukulele Ensemble?  Did you know that Hawaiians pronounce it "oo-koo-lay-lay"?  Check out this piece from their Spring Concert, "Safari". Josh Brink Music Director...

What’s All That Noise?!

On Thursday, May 21, Trinity's students "left it all on the stage" at their annual Spring Concert.  The night was an entertaining night filled with smiles, laughter, and even tears, but between the silly songs, scarf dances, and percussive noises was an overwhelming...

Guest Music Teacher – Danielle Smith

Today (Monday, March 30), the Middle School music class welcomed Ms. Danielle Smith to share a bit about a very special summer music program and to lead the students in some fun music exercises and games.  However, Ms. Smith is no stranger to the Trinity music room as...

If you need a smile…

Enjoy this video of VPK singing about God's love in music class!

Guest Chapel Leader – The President!

Our third visit from our District Office, Trinity Lutheran School welcomed our very own President, Rev. Gregory Walton at chapel as a special leader for our service on February 4, 2015!  We were super excited to have President Walton come to talk with our kids about...