At A Glance...

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have - NMello@cboek12.org or call my voicemail - 201-227-7791 ext.3023
The Instrumental Music Teacher's website is here -> CHRISTY LUBERGER
you can contact her at CLuberger@cboek12.org



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
to the
4th and 5th Grade 
CHOIR, BAND, and ORCHESTRA
on a wonderful CONCERT PERFORMANCE!




Check each GRADE LEVEL page
to see what we are learning in Music Class!
(updated January 2, 2015)
  • KINDERGARTENERS - are learning about MUSICAL OPPOSITES and ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
    • PITCH - high vs. low
    • TEMPO - fast vs. slow
    • DYNAMICS - loud vs. quiet (or soft)
    • INSTRUMENT FAMILIES - "Tubby The Tuba" unit
    • Dance - improvised vs. choreographed
  • FIRST GRADERS - are finishing their PHONICS songs unit and learning about ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
    • MUSICAL ALPHABET - reading music notation
    • INSTRUMENT FAMILIES - "Luigi's Baton" story unit
    • Dance - improvised vs. choreographed
    • TEMPO - how to identify and perform a steady beat
  • SECOND GRADERS - are learning about Famous HISTORICAL "Classical" COMPOSERS
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Opera
    • Johann Sebastian Bach - Fugue
    • MUSICAL PATTERNS - rhythm, pitch, melodic contour, etc.
    • TIME SIGNATURE - musical math - conducting and interpreting 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 6/8 patterns
    • EXPRESSION - dynamics, articulation, style, etc.
  • THIRD GRADERS - are learning to play the RECORDER
    • Preparation for "State's Fair" performance - playing patriotic songs
    • Learning to play "low E" and "low D" - and eighth note rhythms
    • We added the pitch "D" - in March - to B, A, G, and C
    • Reading pitches and rhythms on the TREBLE STAFF
    • TIME SIGNATURE - interpreting 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 6/8 patterns on the Recorder
  • FOURTH GRADERS - are learning about famous American Musical Theatre Composers
    • Berlin and Gershwin 
    • Richard Sherman (Disney's Mary Poppins)
    • Rodgers and Hammerstein
    • Significant contributions to the history of musical theatre
    • COMPARE & CONTRAST - discovering a composer's style by recognizing similarities in all of their compositions
  • FIFTH GRADERS - are learning about Rock-N-Roll music of the 1960's 
    • The Beatles - lyrics project - write your own lyrics, using a Beatles song, to teach something about their significance in popular music and culture
    • How to CRITIQUE - interpretation and evaluation of music performances and styles



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