Hillside Music Faculty

John Carini   carinij@hohschools.org   Dept. Chairperson, 3rd and 4th grade strings

Michael Rubino   rubinom@hohschools.org    4th grade band

Kathryn Concra   concrak@hohschools.org  General music, Little Kids Rock

Christopher Campbell  campbellch@hohschools.org   General music, 3rd & 4th grade chorus

Hillside Music

Little Kids Rock has been running for over 10 years at Hillside - it is a program developed by Dave Wish to help promote Modern Rock Band methods and techniques into schools. Little Kids Rock has supplied Hillside with twenty ¾ size acoustic guitars which the students are able to take home every week to practice.  

4th grade students come during their free time (usually during recess) and have a 45 minute group lesson with Ms Concra. After they have learned some chords, the students eventually get to bring in songs they would like to learn together. 

This year some students are working on improvised solos to incorporate into our songs. The program culminates with a performance during the spring concert.