Parents come next week! =)
Registration for next fall will open soon! Please email me and let me know if you would like anyone else put on my 1st year waiting list for the fall. Classes fill up quickly and I let my waiting list enroll first.
Homework: pp. 12–13 Students get to cut out the pieces for “Triumphant March” and glue them onto the listening map. Also, be sure your child is listening to the weekly songs and practicing on their bells. These skills are so critical to their success next year when we jump onto the keyboards!
El Gallo translated means “The Rooster”. During your "play" time have fun working on the pronunciation of these words. Soon we’ll be singing it in harmony using a round and learning harmonic rhythm. When a child sings harmony they develop the ability to sing in tune and independently sing parts of music. It's quite a skill!
A Frog Went A-Hoppin'
This new song will soon teach us how to read leaps on the staff and play leaps on the bells.
Using our “Jungle Rhythm” song we had the students walk like the elephant while I was the lion. This allowed them to hear how a beat can be divided and subdivided.
I've Been to Harlem
Today we learned which part of the chord we have to change to make it minor. We are training the ears to recognize the difference between the two tonalities which helps us to recognize that music can help touch our emotions and influence those listening to music.
Your student has been taking baby steps and skipping around in class for some time. Now, we get to take the concepts that we've been experiencing and start applying them to reading music on the staff. This approach to reading music is somewhat unique to Let's Play Music. Young children will be reading from the staff without knowing any note names. Read more details on how this effective method works.
If you haven't grabbed a Student Magnet Board your kiddo will want one! These whiteboard music staff and keyboard will last all 3 years of Let's Play Music. Our custom magnets will help your child create scales, baby steps, skips, leaps and more. Now, your child can manipulate their own magnets just like their teacher. Use them at home for tactile musical play.
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As a music educator of 25 years, my passion is infusing others with music!