Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Our Very First Recorder Song!

4th Grade's where we really put together the years
of learning to read music, whether it's by "t" and
"tee-tee" or "do" and "do-day" or "1 + 2 + 3 + 4!"

The 4th Graders learned their very first song today
after just learning their very first note last week!!!

Spooky Piano

This 2nd Grade student really entertained his
fellow classmates with this spooky piano piece!

Black & Orange Day at DT!

Just me getting into the spirit of things!

Halloween Jazz

I really enjoy this quote of jazz great Miles Davis!

Welcome to the Scare Squad!

Mr. Melo (and Boney Bob!) have a new scare to share!


This was a really cool Google video this morning!

Spooky Tuesday TuNesday!

Here are some of my favorite spooky songs to sing!

Creepy Classics!

Here are some of my fave creepy classical classics!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tony Vacca & Abdou Sarr!!

Tony Vacca is returning to Jefferson this year, both
in December and in February for our Artist-In-
Residence and Night of the Arts in March!
He'll be with Abdou Sarr in December!

And here is a blast from the past...
When the current Jefferson 5th Grade
Students were with Tony in Kindergarten!

And a video from his solo performance in 2013...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Great Pumpkin!

A Great Pumpkin from a 4th Grade student!

Some pics from Jefferson's Spooky Bingo!

3rd Grade Students performing "The Ghost Of John!"

Periodic Table Of Notation!

Women Conductors!

The above image and the following was taken from
a blog called "A Mighty Girl." I thought you might enjoy!

"Love this brilliant image celebrating women conductors! It beautifully illustrates the focus, determination, and artistry that it takes for a conductor to direct a stellar performance, but rarely do you see such a montage featuring women. Although women conductors have become more common in recent years, they are still highly underrepresented on the podium. According to the League of American Orchestras, as of 2013, of the 103 ensembles with the biggest budgets in the US, 12 have female conductors; just one of the top-tier 22 is led by a woman. At A Mighty Girl, we look forward to seeing many of the Mighty Girls of today raising the conductor’s baton in the future!

The conductors featured in this image from Classic FM are from left to right, top to bottom: Anu Tali, co-founder of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra; Joana Carneiro, principal conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa; JoAnn Falleta, who has conducted for over 70 recordings, including albums focused on the works of female composers; Han-na Chang, renowned as both a cello soloist and a conductor; Sarah Ioannides, the first female music director for the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra; Barbara Hannigan, operatic singer and conductor; Shi-Yeon Sung, associate conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic; Susanna Malkki, who will become the chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra next year; and Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the first female conductor to direct the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms concert.

Do you have a favorite female conductor who isn't pictured? Please share a photo or tell us about her in the comments below.

For a fun way to help kids create their own musical compositions, we highly recommend the delightful card game Compose Yourself for ages 6 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/compose-yourself-music-card-game

For two excellent picture books about Mighty Girls who love to play orchestral instruments, we highly recommend "Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay" for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/ada-s-violin) and "Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin" for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/hana-hashimoto-sixth-violin)

If you'd like to introduce children and teens to the oft-neglected stories of female musicians and composers, you can find many books in our "Creative Arts" book section at http://amgrl.co/2ibkDIQ

And, to encourage your children's interest in the arts, check out our blog post, "Growing Creativity: 60 Arts and Crafts Toys for Mighty Girls," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10465

Skin & Bones on Ukuleles!

Check out Mrs. Scuzzarella's 5th Grade Class above
and Mrs. Sharples and Ms. Leary's 5th Grade Classes 
below playing "Skin and Bones" on their ukuleles!!!

Staff Flutist

Ms. Glover shows 4th Grade students
how she still enjoys playing her flute!

Goodbye to two students!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spooky Gym!

Have you ever seen Mrs. Carter's Spooky
Gym before? She's been doing it for 20 or 
more years! Used to be called the Pumpkin
Obstacle Course! Check out the videos below!

And here is the video where I actually go through
ALL of the obstacles myself! So much FUN!

The Bare Necessities

This young pianist was excited to share
Disney's "The Bare Necessities" with us!


This is happening a week from today!

Be sure to get your tickets right away!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Piano Performance for Teacher

Piano playing 1st grade teacher Mrs. Winterroth
watches as one of her "Musician of the Week" students
performs Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode To Joy" on the piano!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017


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