Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jefferson Talent Show!

The rescheduled Jefferson Talent Show is TONIGHT
at Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.!

Monday, April 24, 2017

This Is Why You Should Sing!

"Singing in a choir is more than just a bit of fun. 
It's been scientifically proven that it is good for 
your healthfrom getting more oxygen into the 
blood stream, to increasing the flow of feelgood 
hormones, and to improving overall mental health."

There are many, many articles on the health benefits of
singing in a choir or chorus on the internet these days! 

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back To School And To The Music Room!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday, Prokofiev

This is still a favorite of mine to share with students!

I really love the David Bowie narrated version best!

Happy 126th Birthday to you, Sergei Prokofiev!


I've been really enjoying playing the ukulele a lot lately!

And I'm ready to take my passion for playing to my
5th graders this week in our music classes together!

Monday, April 10, 2017


Here are some fun 'pop' songs we've begun singing
in all 5 choruses this week, as well as some others!

Here are a few new Warm-Ups from my Honors Chorus:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

This Davis Thayer 4th Grader has officially knocked it
out of the park! He just earned his Silver & Gold belts
and is now working on his Rainbow Belt- "Star Wars!"


Here are some great stories that introduce students to the
instruments and instrument families of the orchestra:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Planets...

3rd Graders recently enjoyed this amazing piece of work
composed by Gustav Holst (NOT John Williams!) over
100 years ago! Click the below video to watch and listen!

Recently, my mom performed with a choir in the final
movement of this suite on Neptune, The Mysterious!

Here is a small review of that part of the performance:

I thought that might help to enjoy listening to the music!

The Importance of Music!

Click the link below to read about the importance of music!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Music Twister!

Second Graders learned all about the lines and spaces
of the Music Staff with a game called Music Twister!

Spring... Revisited!

 First Grade students learned all about Rondo Form
in music through Antonio Vivaldi's "Spring" from
his "Four Seasons!" We also got to use a parachute!

These 4th Graders LOVED revisiting this lesson
when they had an extra Music Lesson last week!

Yankee Doodle

This young student loved performing for us!


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