Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Music Starts Tomorrow with 3rd Grade

General music classes start tomorrow!  

First up will be 3rd grade.  In 3rd grade we will be learning to play the recorder, and in the process, learn to read musical notation.

4th grade classes begin on Thursday.  The emphasis will be on learning to write music and we usually try to have everyone write a song the first day.  We will also be breaking out the wonderful Orff xylophones to help us with our compositions.

Above are a few pictures from last year's classes.  I can hardly wait to get started!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome, students, teachers and parents, to the Third Street School music program's blog site.

This year I will be using this site to provide additional information about what we are learning in class, homework reminders, extra composition assignments and much more.  You will be able to use this site to find up what is upcoming in general music class and when performances are scheduled.

I will also be putting up examples of students work and perhaps even a few audio clips.

First up in general music this year will be 3rd and 4th grade, as well as our new ensemble programs.   It should be a lot of fun.   I can't wait to get started!