At A Glance...

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have - or call my voicemail - 201-227-7791 ext.3023
The Instrumental Music Teacher's website is here -> CHRISTY LUBERGER
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Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28
7:00pm at Cresskill High School
"Musical Adventures from a Magical Movie Theater"
**A brand new, never before seen, musical adventure written and created by the 4th and 5th Graders at Merritt and Bryan Schools!**

4th and 5th Grade CHOIR
Rehearsals are under way.  
We are working on a concert, called "Just For Fun!"

Check each GRADE LEVEL page
to see what we are learning in Music Class!
(updated January 2, 2015)
    • PITCH - high vs. low
    • TEMPO - fast vs. slow
    • DYNAMICS - loud vs. quiet (or soft)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Playing pitches (B, A, G, and C) and rhythms (quarter and half notes)
    • We added the pitch "D" in March - and will begin working on Patriotic Songs soon
    • 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 1950's and 60's 
    • Elvis Presley - critique project - "How can you tell him apart from other Rock performers"
    • 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

Subpages (1): International Day 2015