Welcome to Music !!!!
What a delight to have the students back at school!! I look forward to sharing my love of music with them, and instilling an appreciation of music into their lives.
September is going to be a fantastic month in music. The Toddlers will be playing with rhythm sticks, shakers and hand drums. My goal is to respect and satisfy children’s need to make noise, while gently guiding them towards expressing themselves musically. The Casa students will be playing rhythm instruments as well and also learning concepts such as up and down, over and under, high and low, soft and loud, short and long, in and out and stop and go. Rhythm instruments are truly an extraordinary learning tool, and they are so much fun!!!!!!
All of the Elementary and Middle Years students will learn about the Baroque Era composers.
Grades 3 and 4 are learning how to play the recorder, as it is beneficial for them to learn to breathe regularly and to increase their lung capacity. The Grade 5 students will enjoy the steel drums!!!!.Steel Drums are very versatile instruments and can be heard performing music ranging from Christmas carols to pop tunes, and even major orchestral works. The Grade 6s will be very busy playing the Orff, while our Middle Years students will work on the guitar this first term!!
Stay tuned for more!!!
A Great Month in Music!
September has been a fantastic month in music! The toddlers have been playing with shakers, rhythm sticks, and hand drums. All of the Elementary and Middle Years students have been learning about the Baroque Era, Antonio Vivaldi and his four-part masterpiece “The Four Seasons”.
The Grade 3 and Grade 4 students have been learning how to play recorder… blowing softly and steadily makes the best sound!! The Grade 5 students are enjoying making beautiful music on the steel pans, while the Grade 6 students have been playing handbells. The Middle Years students have been working with drums– demonstrating techniques for playing various types of drums and other percussion instruments, and improvising new drumming ensemble patterns. All of our musical talent will be demonstrated at our holiday concert on December 6th at Mary Miller Hall, so mark your calendars, as we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to!
We are looking forward to our Halloween rhythms and some new Halloween games in October!!