Music at Sandia Vista


My name is Sarah Farrell, and am I very excited to be joining Sandia Vista. I've been a part of Rio Rancho Public Schools for 18 years- 4 years at Colinas del Norte, and 14 at Shining Stars Preschool, as the Music Teacher and Bilingual Coordinator.

As a music teacher, I am very excited by the fact that music gives all children an opportunity to express themselves, through movement, singing and instruments.

As children learn new skills and strategies in music, they will work to use these to create their own musical expressions.

Here are some things to look forward to:

  • Informances - during the year, parents and families will be invited to attend a music class, where they can see what the children do, and maybe even join in!
  • Drumming Club - before school group that will learn songs and rhythms from around the world, while at the same time developing their role as a member of an ensemble. The group will be limited to 28 4th and 5th graders. In the fall, we will meet on Thursdays. In January, we may add an additional day!
  • Third Grade Performance- based on the book The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywait, our third grade class will present a collection of songs, movement, and instruments to tell the story. We will perform on November 14th at Cleveland High School.
  • Fifth Grade Performance- join us as we explore songs, dances and instrumental music that highlights different regions and times in our American history.
Rules of Respect

Being Respectful

In music class, there is only one rule: Be respectful. This includes respecting myself, others, and the school. Each class will work to define what that looks like.