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Thank you for making the music class such a FUN place to be!  I have the best job in the world, and it is all because of my amazing students!

You can make music ANYWHERE! Even in the middle of a frozen lake.


4th and 5th grade will be kicking off the new year by brushing up on vocabulary and symbols. This will have us ready for our recorder unit that will be starting in the next two weeks. Recorders have been ordered for those that pre-ordered earlier in the year. If you are choosing to use your recorder from last year or are purchasing one on your own, please do so within the next two weeks.


Here is a link to order a recorder on Amazon.


4th & 5th graders have been taking a quirky quiz to see if these are names of pasta or composers.

See how well you can do! Mrs. Schindler's class got 12 correct!


2nd graders will be starting their folk dance unit. This is one of the most fun units of the year! In true "Mary Poppins" thinking, these are games-not dances! "Dancing" and "holding hands" when you are in second grade can be gross, but "playing a game" and "connecting to your partner" is just plain fun! We conclude this unit with our Family Dance Night on Tuesday, February 20th, at 6:00. You won't want to miss it!


1st grade and Kindergarten will be using various story books to reinforce our musical concepts, such as rhythm, tempo, volume, and voice levels. These sound stories on the instruments make the concepts come to life and are more memorable! If you ever get a chance to read "Groove Joe" books, you will love them! They will become our new favorites this year.  


First graders will be performing "Once Upon a Lily Pad" on Tuesday, March 6th, at 6:00. Please be watching Tuesday folders for more information. All students will need to wear blue jeans (no shorts) with their grade level t-shirt.


Third grade will be working on instruments and 2-part songs. Their grade level program will be on Tuesday, April 17th, at 6:00. All students will need to wear blue jeans (no shorts) with their grade level t-shirt.

This is a link to Quaver Music. All classes have been experimenting with this newer website. There are music games, composing opportunities, and silly videos. Best part--it's free! Have fun!




I'm so proud of how talented our students are!!

This classroom is truly full of JOYFUL NOISE!





Check out the link to this video!  
Fireworks in our brain?!?  How cool is that!!!!