Welcome to the Blue Earth Elementary Music Website!
The elementary students in this district are very fortunate to be able to have music 3 or 4 times a week for 25 minutes.  Within this time, we get a lot accomplished!  My goal with each student is to create an independent musician who is able to perform, compose, and truly enjoy a variety of musical styles.  I want to find some part of music that each student enjoys and allow them to feel successful and competent in music so that they carry this with them throughout life.
Music is about much more than simply reading and writing notes.  Though it is important to learn these things (and my goal is that by 5th grade, every student is competent in reading and writing music), your student will also have the opportunity to develop community, self-confidence, relationships, teamwork skills, and kindness in their music class.  My goal is to not only provide musical literacy, but to develop each student as a whole human being.
The students will experience music learning through playing and exploring musical elements together.  We will sing, dance, play a variety of instruments (including drums, keyboards, and xylophones), read, and write music in a variety of settings.

What a great year this will be!!!

Please take a look at the information on this page and come back often for updated pictures, videos, and sound clips of your students in the music classroom! 

http://www.powtoon.com/show/bP6fv5NKLlb/technology-in-the-music-room/#/ (Video describing rules for music room technology).