Richmond Intermediate General Music

Welcome to the Richmond Intermediate General Music page! Richmond students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade attend music once a week for 30 minutes. In our time together we will be learning about basic elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and timbre. Students will be busy listening, moving, playing, sharing, and experimenting with music. They will be creating music, performing it, responding to it, and making connections through it. My hope is that students will have a greater understanding of what comprises music, will see themselves as the musicians they are, and will find new kinds of music they enjoy.

Why Music - Music is an integral part of all cultures and is an important part of the human experience. It is unique among the arts and sciences in its ability to elicit emotion; provoke thought; foster creativity; develop interpersonal awareness; transcend time, place, and language; and make that which is intangible tangible. It is a cornerstone of civilization and an important part of a well-rounded curriculum.

About Mrs. Lenning

My name is Sharon Lenning and I am excited to be teaching another year at Richmond Intermediate. I also teach music at Wild Rose Elementary. This is my 3rd year teaching in St. Charles CUSD 303. I began my career in Fairfax County, VA and have also taught in my home town of St. Louis, MO. I am the mother of two rambunctious boys who are turning into young men before my very eyes. In my free time I enjoy reading, singing in my church choir, and playing chauffeur to the aforementioned boys.