My goals are:
1. To help your child develop the skills for singing, playing instruments and creating music.
2. To be able to express themselves through music.
3. To better understand other cultures through music.
4. Create a lifelong interest in music.
My music curriculum is centered around the Minnesota State Standards for Music Education.
Strand 1 Artistic Foundations
Standard 1 - Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of music.
Describe how the elements are used in a performance
Identify characteristics of a variety of genres and styles.
Standard 2 - Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Technical skills used to make music.
Read and notate music using standard notation (quarter, half, whole, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests)
Sing and play alone and in a group demonstrating proper posture, breathing, technique and tone
Standard 3 - Demonstrate understanding of personal, social, cultural and historical influences in music.
How music creates meaning.
Cultural and Historical traditions of music.
Strand 2 Artistic Process
Standard 1 - Create or make music
Improvise and compose rhythms, melodies, and accompaniments using voice or instruments.
Revise creative work based on the feedback of others.
Strand 3 Artistic Process
Standard 1 - Perform or Present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations
Sing alone or in a small group or play instruments alone or in a small group
Revise performance based on the feedback of others and self-reflection.
Strand 4 Artistic Process: Respond or Critique a variety of creations and performance using the artistic foundations.
Justify personal interpretations and reactions to a variety of music works or performances.
In music class, I have 5 environment goals, 3 learning situations and 4 safety rules
I will reflect respect
I will be a responsible student
I will display good manners
I will practice acts of kindness
I will promise to always do my best
The safety rules are:
1. always walk
2. gentle touch
3. chair legs stay on the floor
4. be patient
students will be sent to the "Take A Break" area when having trouble being a productive member of the class. A form will be sent home explaining the behavior and requiring a parent signature. Any questions or concerns feel free to contact me observing the contact times listed.