Welcome to the General Music Page of Mr. R for North and Oak Lane Elementary

We just got some Alto Recorders - 


We are now a Quaver School - teacher codes are in place and student permission forms will be going home soon!

Audience Manners

    1. Thank you for joining us this evening. As the audience, you are an important part of tonight’s concert. The audience’s responsibility at formal concerts is to honor the efforts of the performers by providing a listening atmosphere in which their performance can be appreciated by all. To that end, we ask your cooperation:
    2. While the performance is in progress, remain seated and quiet. (If it becomes necessary to leave the auditorium, please do so between musical selections.)
    3. If very young children become restless and disrupt others’ ability to listen, please take them from the auditorium until they are quiet.
    4. Please do not hum or clap along with the performers, unless specifically invited to do so.
    5. Show your appreciation for the performance by clapping after each selection. Whistling and cheering are not appropriate at a formal concert.

Student Performer Proper Behavior

    1. Refrain from talking - The first and greatest rule. It also includes whispering during the music.
    2. No singing, tapping fingers or feet - The musicians do not need your help, and your neighbors need silence. Learn to tap your toes quietly inside your shoes– it’s a good exercise to reduce toe fat.
    3. Please have nothing in your mouth, besides your teeth and tongue  - Gum and candy are not allowed.
    4. Do not wear watches with alarms nor jangle jewelry - You may enjoy the sound, but the added percussion is disturbing to everyone around you.
    5. Do not open and close your purse nor rip open your velcro wallet - The best plan is to leave purses, etc., back at school or on the locked bus.
    6. Do not sigh with boredom - If you are in agony, keep it to yourself. Your neighbor just may be happy, which should also be kept under control.
    7. Do not applaud between movements - You may think the music is over, but it is not. You don’t want to be the only 
    8. one clapping.
    9. Do not embarrass your teacher nor your school - Remember that you are representing your school, and you want to be on your best behavior. There are many eyes looking at you.
    10. Do not read nor play with a toy in your pocket - To listen means just that. Use the time to turn on a “video screen” in your mind and create a story to the music. 
    11. Do not go to the concert thinking you will hate the music - You may be surprised– millions of people all over the world enjoy classical music,  and if you give yourself a chance, you might, too!


Is here!

Through the "Bright Ideas Grant" - for $900!

Classroom codes have been created - once student names are entered, students and parents will be access the Quaver.com web Site!

Classroom Codes - see individual classrooms





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 We learn music through: 
        Imitation - Exploration - Improvisation (Composition)

We experience music through;

Listening, Chanting, Singing, Moving and Instrument Playing

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