We are more than mid-way through the year, and learning so much in our music classes! Mr. Dino (grades 4-8) and Mrs. Andrews (preK-3) are throughly enjoying working with your children and helping them to discover the joys of music!
In March, we celebrated "Music in Schools Month" with a great display that our students helped to create. Everyone learned a new song for Lent, and we discussed how singing hymns is a special form of prayer.
This year, we have studied Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, jazz and Duke Ellington, Debussy, and Ravel. As we look ahead, students will learn about American composers George Gershwin and Aaron Copeland, modern classical music, and more. Students in the lower grades will continue to work with Boomwhackers (pitched plastic tubes) to create their own compositions, as well as learning about music theory using Kodaly methodology. We have so much to share!
Thank you for sharing these amazing kids -- it is truly a joy to work with them and watch them grow.
Kathryn Andrews & Dino Efantis