Welcome, PS 51 Students! I am so glad you came to visit my website. There are a lot of things for you to have fun with like interactive websites with games for all ages, videos of our music-making, pictures of our music class and performances, and of course our recorder karate materials! 🙂 Look around and…
Use these helpful tips to remind you how to practice your recorder at home.
Check out these cool videos and recordings of recorder players from around the world.
Access all of the 3rd Grade Recorder Karate materials here. Music and recordings to get you started and to help you practice.
Access all of the 4th Grade Recorder Karate materials here. Music and recordings to get you started and to help you practice.
Access all of the 5th Grade Recorder Karate materials here. Music and recordings to get you started and to help you practice.
Click on these links to explore some great music websites designed for kids like you! There are games to play, songs to listen to, videos to watch, composers to read about, and so much more! Enjoy!
The Classical Belt features many famous melodies from various classical composers throughout history. Learn to play music by Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and more!
The Composition Belt encourages children to write their own recorder piece to share with the class.
The Solo Belt encourages development of solo performance skills in front of an audience.
The Duet Belt encourages the development of ensemble performance skills as students perform duets in front of an audience.
The Patriotic Belt features several American folk songs and anthems that celebrate our country’s liberty and freedom.
The Scale and Arpeggio Belt focuses on technical proficiency of recorder performance skills in 4 different keys including C, D, G and F Major.
The Around the World Belt features many melodies from different places around the world including China, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Puerto Rico, and more!
The PS 51 Chorus includes 45 singers from grades 3-5. We rehearse after school on Thursdays and perform throughout the school for various in-school and community events.
The 4th and 5th Grade Recorder Ensembles invite students to study sopranino, alto, tenor, and bass recorder in addition to the performance skills they have mastered on soprano recorder. We rehearse during lunch recess on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and perform at various events throughout the year.
The PS 51 Orff Ensemble includes twelve students from grades 4-5. We rehearse after school on Tuesdays and perform at the Arts Benefit each Spring.
Games and online support for beginning recorder
Intermediate guitar class is held every Tuesday from 3:45-4:30 during Abundant Waters after-school program. Students in grades 3-5 who have already taken our beginning guitar class are welcome to join!
Beginning guitar class is held every Tuesday from 4:30-5:15 during Abundant Waters after-school program. Students in grades 3-5 are invited to participate!
Ukulele class is held every Wednesday from 2:45-3:15 during Abundant Waters after-school program. Students in grades 1-2 are welcome to join!