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." 





Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday FroYo Fun!

These students spent part of their Friday afternoon helping me sort, label and file music. I thought a little frozen yogurt treat would be fun. Thank you to the PDS parent that saw us in Delta Dairy and surprised us by picking up the tab! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Do-Re-Mi-FUN!!!

Students in all grades are learning Solfege syllables and hand signs (Do-Re-Mi- and so on). These 4K students are practicing playing these notes on the handbells.