Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Play in a Rhythm Band

These third grade students are leaning to play rhythms independently. In the pictures below you will see students playing different types of instruments. Each type of instrument has been assigned a different rhythm. All rhythms are being played simultaneously, which makes for a very rich sounding rhythm band. Kudos to these students for being able to concentrate and play their part while hearing several other parts. I really wish I could post a video for you all to see.











Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nursing Home Ministry

These Fourth Grade took music, smiles, and hugs to the residents of Indywood Estate Assisted Living Facility. The residents enjoyed the visit, and I am certain the students did too.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Good Start in the Music Room

These 3K students are quite good at marching in a circle. This is a skill that usually takes a couple of lessons to master. Great job, students!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Active Listening

Children enjoy being active. They do not enjoy sitting still. This makes listening to music a bit of a challenge. Guided listening activities are an excellent solution. The teacher plays a musical selection, either classical, sacred, or any style, and the students respond to the music with movement props. In these pictures, the 3k students are moving the parachute with the phrases in "Jesus Loves Me". They are learning to listen and respond to the legato phrases.







Thursday, September 15, 2016

O, say, can you see?

The Star Spangled Banner was 202 years old on September 14. This week the music classes had a lesson in the history of the song, and in proper etiquette during a performance of the song. It is so simple, a child can do it.



Saturday, August 13, 2016

First chapel of the School Year

"From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and avenger." Psalm 8:2 NIV

There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of 251children's voices singing 
"Here I am to worship. Here I am to bow down. 
Here I am to say that "You're my God. 
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy, 
Altogether wonderful to me."