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BSI's second and fourth grade music classes this year will be co-taught by Tracy Bonham Fine and principal Donna Taylor.  The curriculum will revolve around the NYC Social Studies units on New York City History and original songs composed by Bonham for the class.  

New in the Song Gallery

  • Most of the songs here will be tunes that Tracy wrote for the kids. Listen to the MP3s with your child, these are songs we all will need to know, inside and out!
  • We Are the Future... Today in music, the students learned a new song.Last week, three 4th grade girls came to visit me in my office to talk about how concerned they were about ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2013, 3:52 PM by Michael Novick
  • I am a moveable do This is a song we're working on with the students to help them understand the idea of solfège.  We spent time learning the sign language for each of the ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2012, 11:07 AM by Donna Taylor
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Recent Lessons & News

  • News, photos and lessons along with the corresponding songs when possible. 
  • Shine... Yesterday we learned a new song called Shine and, as per the students request, we are posting it on the BSI website. I'm amazed by how fast these kids ...
    Posted May 1, 2013, 9:25 AM by Michael Novick
  • Lines and Spaces Inspired by the kids at BSI, Tracy wrote a song about the lines and spaces on the musical staff. Her intention is to help students understand the musical notes and ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2013, 5:22 AM by Michael Novick
  • We Are the Future sing-along! You can read about the inspiration for the song here. Below is a video of Tracy collaborating with our 4th graders.
    Posted Feb 12, 2013, 11:29 AM by Michael Novick
  • Dance Practice... We are on for our performance on March 1 at Fairway in RedHook.  The students need to practice their moves, and here's some footage to help remind them.  Please ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2013, 11:18 AM by Michael Novick
  • Updated "Moveable Do"... Attached is the song the students are working on which includes their recorded voices. Everyone should know this song inside out by now, so be sure to listen to it ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2013, 1:03 PM by Michael Novick
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