Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kindergarten Week 1 -- We hear with our ears

We had a terrific first week in Kindergarten music. It was wonderful to meet all the new students (by now they all veteran students, but they are mostly new to me). We learned a wonder train song from Zimbabwe, "M'bombera," which the students sang and played an accompaniment on shakers we made.

The emphasis throughout was how we use our ears, eyes and sense of touch in music to organize sensory input. In the upcoming weeks we will, of course, be talking about how this can be turned into output -- making a joyful in an organized way.

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