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Ms. Smith's Music Class

Subject: 
Music

"Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand." -Carl Orff

Welcome to my online classroom. In the music classroom students are involved in music through the Orff Schulwerk process. Students will sing, play, move and create. To learn more about Orff Schulwerk visit the AOSA wesite at www.aosa.org. Students also learn piano in all grades with our wonderful piano lab and with the help from our friends at A Child's Song. Middle school students get the opportunity to learn guitar, piano and percussion with their individual practice plans. 

Spring Music Ensembles

Choir

Tuesdays from 3:20-4:15 (3rd-8th grade) Starting January 28th

In choir students will continue to further develop their voice, learn to sing in harmony and what it means to be part of an ensemble. This group will work to perform at Arts and Culture Night on May 7th.  If you are interested in joining this ensemble fill out the google form located on the music classroom website and check the box for choir. Click Here to Sign Up.

World Music Ensemble

Mondays from 3:20-4:15 (4th-8th grade) Starting January 27th

In World Music Ensemble students will learn drumming, xylophones, dancing and singing from different cultures all around the world. Come join this special ensemble and experience music from around the world in depth. This group will work to perform at Arts and Culture Night on May 7th. If you are interested in joining this ensemble fill out the google form located on the music classroom website and check the box for world music ensemble. Click Here to Sign Up.

Taiko will meet Tuesday mornings from 7:00am-8:00am with Mr. O’Connor and Ms. Smith in the music room.  

5th-8th Grade (Beginning Jaunuary 28th)

Taiko is a drumming ensemble that teaches musical traditions from Japanese American heritage.  We play drums of many sizes in different standing and sitting positions. Taiko combines powerful rhythms and choreography to create a performance that is just as fun to watch as it is to hear. We will perform our music alongside other ensembles in a final performance. If you are interested in joining Taiko please fill out the google form and check the box for Taiko. Taiko is a year long ensemble.  Taiko is an auditioned ensemble. 

Guitar will meet Monday mornings from 7:00am-8:00am with Mr. O’Connor in the music room.  

5th-8th Grade (Beginning January 27th)

Guitar is an ensemble that teaches the fundamentals of playing guitar.  Students will learn to properly care for the instruments, tune, play melody and chords, perform songs in duets and full ensemble. We will perform our music alongside other ensembles in a final performance. If you are interested in joining Guitar please fill out the google form and check the box for Guitar. Guitar is a year long ensemble.  Guitar is an auditioned ensemble. 

All Music Ensembles are looking for new and returning members. Please fill out the google form on the Music classroom website. If you are unable to reach a computer Ms. Smith or Mr. O’Connor can provide you with a hard copy.  Students will be notified of audition results by the end of the week.

Links to music games:

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra learn all the instruments in the orchestra in this fun instrument safari. Click here

Recorder Karate practice for recorder karate with these helpful practice tracks. Click Here Username: Karate Password: Rubric

Whack-A-Note practice reading notes on the staff. Click here to play.http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/steprightup/whackanote/

Other Music Games Click here.http://www.klsriley.com/for-students/online-music-games/

Staff Wars is a note reading game click here to play. You can play for free on your computer or download the app to your phone or tablet.

Recorder Express has games to help you play recorder using the microphone on your computer. Work on new notes and rhythms by clicking here.

Recorder Master is another set of games to help you practice recorder. Click here to play now.