Friday, December 14, 2012

Fabulous Friday!


I hope that everyone has a Fabulous Friday today!


From Mr. Barrett an the Music Room!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Carrot Clarinet

Here is something for all of my music students to enjoy!
(And especially for my 4th grade recorder students!)


Being a clarinetist myself, I really think this is awesome!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Twelve-12-XII


Besides it just being a "very cool" calendar date today,
there is also a very exciting concert happening tonight
with the proceeds to help out Hurricane Sandy victims:


Holiday Sing-Along


I will be having a Holiday Sing-Along 
at the Franklin Public Library next week-
Wednesday, December 19th, at 5:00 p.m.!


If you're looking for something to do, please swing on by!

Check out the following link for more info:



Ravi Shankar


Very sad to hear of the passing of Ravi Shankar...


George Harrison called him the "Godfather of World Music!"




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of our 4th and 5th Grade students!!!


Your concert performances yesterday were AWESOME!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Chorus Concert(s) TODAY!!!

 

Monday, December 10th, 2012

 

Jefferson 4th and 5th Grade Choruses

will have their concert from 9:00-9:30 a.m.!

 

Davis Thayer 4th and 5th Grade Choruses

will have their concert from 1:30-2:00 p.m.!
 

 

We hope that you will be able to make it!





Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

CHORUS CONCERT(S)!!!

 

Monday, December 10th, 2012

 

Jefferson 4th and 5th Grade Choruses

will have their concert from 9:00-9:30 a.m.!

 

Davis Thayer 4th and 5th Grade Choruses

will have their concert from 1:30-2:00 p.m.!
 
 

We hope that you will be able to make it!

 

 



The Magnificent and Magical Music of Bobby McFerrin

 
I had the wonderful opportunity to see Bobby McFerrin in concert
when I first moved out to Hollywood, CA in the summer of 1985.
 
I had never seen or heard of him before (this was a few years before
his huge hit, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"), and he was just the opening
act for jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, but he was absolutely amazing!
 
Check out the magnificent and magical music of Bobby McFerrin:
 
 
 
 


John Lennon

 
 
John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

Jefferson/Remington School Tour

 
There's a great shot of the Jefferson music room, too!
 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fantastic Friday


Have a Fantastic Friday and a Wonderful Weekend!


Hopefully music will be a big part of it somehow!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tony Vacca


We are so very excited that Tony Vacca will be returning to 
Jefferson Elementary this year as our Artist in Residence! 

Here is a project that Tony is currently working on:



Here is a video of Tony performing with the Jefferson
teachers back in 2007, the last time he was here:


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck- Take Five

 


Hoedown!

 
A Jefferson 3rd grader was rocking out on the drums,
jamming to ELP's version of Copland's "Hoedown!"
 
 


Turkey in the Straw


The 2nd grade students have been dancing the Virginia Reel 
this week to the famous folk tune, "Turkey In The Straw."


They have done a great job with a very involved dance!

To learn more about this popular dance, click on the link: 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hot Cross Buns


This will be a very popular song in Music Classes this week!


It is often regarded as the "National Recorder Anthem,"since
nearly every student who learns the recorder plays this song!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Chorus Concerts- NEXT MONDAY!!!



WINTER CHORUS CONCERTS

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Jefferson 4th and 5th Grade Choruses
will have their concert from 9:00-9:30 a.m.!

Davis Thayer 4th and 5th Grade Choruses
will have their concert from 1:30-2:00 p.m.!

***Students will need to wear black and white (black on the bottom and white on top!)***

We hope that you will be able to make it!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Stroll


I will be performing at the Franklin Holiday Stroll this evening 
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jane's Frames in the center of town!


I will be performing many holiday songs, including this favorite:


As well as a few original holiday songs that I've written, including:

 


NJ Red Cross Fundraiser


I will be performing tonight at a NJ Red Cross Fundraiser 
starting at 9:00 p.m. at Cole's Tavern in Franklin, MA!


I will be playing this famous NJ song by NJ native Jon Bon Jovi
(Performed here by some Jefferson Teachers back in 2007!):


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Don Gato


This is still one of my favorite songs to share with the students!


It was one of my favorite songs from elementary school!



Winter Wonderland Wednesday!


Wow! What a beautiful morning (if, like me, you like snow!)!


And it's not even officially "winter" yet, either! Imagine!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Recorders...

Recorders are coming home this week!


For more info, click on "recorders" above!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chorus Concerts



WINTER CHORUS CONCERTS

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Jefferson 4th and 5th Grade Choruses
will have their concert from 9:00-9:30 a.m.!
 
Davis Thayer 4th and 5th Grade Choruses
will have their concert from 1:30-2:00 p.m.!
 

We hope that you will be able to make it!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


 
The students and I enjoyed singing this holiday classic:
 
 



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reading Assembly

 
Yesterday at Davis Thayer Elementary School we began our school day
with a kick-off to our Read Across America reading program!
 
 

 

The kids, staff and I also got to sing a song called "Read."
 
 

 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Forge Park Senior Center


The Jefferson Student Council will making its annual visit
to the Forge Park Senior Center to sing for the seniors!


We will be there this afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m.!




Later this evening, I will be singing some original holiday songs 
 on a local TV station's Talent Call USA Christmas Show. If you are 
in the local area of Bellingham or Mendon, MA, you can watch the show 
on Channel 8 Comcast or Channel 47 Verizon. Milford, MA, residents can watch 
on Channel 47 Verizon. If out of the viewing area you can log onto http://www.abmi8.org/ 
on your computer. This show will air LIVE at 7:00 P.M.!If you're looking for something to do,
Check it out! I'll be performing the original song, "Good Christmas" (above) and another original!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hoedown


Yesterday, we had a 3rd grade "Musician of the Week" student share his talents
 with a wonderful drum performance to ELP's version of Copland's "Hoedown!"





Here is the song that he played to:


The kids in his class thought they were at a rock concert!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Military Medley


Thank you to all who serve and protect our country!
 
 
Here is medley of songs for all five military branches!
 
Happy Veteran's Day!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday!


Thankful Thursday... because I am thankful today (and every day)
for the opportunity to share my love of music with my students!



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wintery Wednesday


I hope that you are all enjoying this Winter-y Wednesday like I am!


Just be sure to stay safe and warm!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Musical Monday!


I hope that you all have a Musical Monday!



I will with all the music classes, chorus rehearsals and guitar lessons today!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Funky Friday!


Hope you have a Funky Friday and a Wonderful Weekend!


(A Funky Friday as in groovy, not grumpy!)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en!


To all who celebrate Hallowe'en, I hope it is a fun and safe one!


To those who don't, I hope you will also enjoy the music!


Here are some of my favorite spooky pieces:


Five Little Pumpkins
 


Skin & Bones



Funeral March of a Marionette



The Thing That Isn't There



In The Hall of the Mountain King



Dem Bones



Danse Macabre



The Ghost Of John



Night on Bald Mountain


Hope you have a SPOOKtacular Hallowe'en!!!



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Talking Drum

Perhaps your children have mentioned the talking drum?



I have enjoyed using it (and allowing the students to use it!)
in our Music Classes (and I will also bring it to DT, too!)!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Super Tuesday!

Hope everyone has a Super Tuesday!



Choruses enjoyed singing some new songs yesterday!

4th graders all seemed to enjoy "Interjections"




While 5th graders enjoyed "Home" by Phillip Phillips!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday, John Lennon!

As many of you know, I am a HUGE Beatles fan,
so I couldn't let today slip away without saying
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN LENNON!



Here's a video of one of my favorite John Lennon songs:


Friday, October 5, 2012

Sticks & Stones

Jefferson students and staff were incredibly lucky to have Lyle Cogen 
perform her one-woman play about bullying at school today!


To see more about Lyle and her show, click on the link below:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy Wacky Weather Wednesday!


What a Wacky Weather Wednesday it is today!

 
Hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy October!

Here's wishing you all the very best in October!


Did any of you get to see the moon last night?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Charlie and the MTA...

The Charlie Ticket that is named for the character in the "MTA" song:



The Kingston Trio performing "MTA," a favorite to share with students...




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