Here are a few of the workshop descriptions from past workshops I’ve presented over the past few years.
Here is a list of upcoming workshops where I will be presenting.
The design of your music classroom directly affects the overall flow and efficiency of your lessons. Your classroom should do a lot of the work for you. When materials all have a home with clear labels, you and your students can access instruments and teaching materials easily while keeping the space neat and clean. Classroom…
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 Level 1 Rainbow Recorder 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.
The Around the World Belt features many melodies from different places around the world including China, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Puerto Rico, and more!
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 Patriotic Belt features several American folk songs and anthems that celebrate our country’s liberty and freedom.
The Solo Belt encourages development of solo performance skills in front of an audience.
The Composition Belt encourages children to write their own recorder piece to share with the class.
The Classical Belt features many famous melodies from various classical composers throughout history. Learn to play music by Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and more!
The Gateway Orff Ensemble includes students from grades 4-5. We rehearse on Thursdays during recess club time and perform several times throughout the year.
The Gateway Chorus includes singers from grades 4-5. We rehearse during recess club on Mondays and Wednesdays and perform throughout the school for various in-school and community events.
2022-23 Keyboard Class Schedule This year we will have two types of classes based on the child’s skill level. If this is their 2nd year of keyboard instruction with me, your child will be in the Intermediate Class. If this is their 1st year of instruction, they will be in the Beginner Class. There is…
Students in 4th and 5th grade learn basic ukulele skills in their music class throughout the year. As we get to our units that include ukulele instruction, I will post links below to the music we are playing. If your child really enjoys playing this instrument and you are considering buying them a ukulele of…
The Duet Belt encourages the development of ensemble performance skills as students perform duets in front of an audience.
Check in often to see what your little musician is learning in music class. Encourage your child to sing some of our songs for you, to recite one of our poems or finger plays, and to tell you about how we move and play in class!
Check back often to see what your little musician is learning in music class. Encourage your child to sing some of our songs for you and to tell you about the instruments they are playing in class.