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Mrs. Kappler'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. 

7th Grade Music Syllabus 

Fall 2021 Muic Ensembles:

Percussion will meet Tuesday afternoons from 3:25pm-4:15pm with Mrs. Kappler and Mr. O’Connor in the music room. 4th-8th Grade (Beginning Sept. 28th)

In Percussion students will explore their drumming skills using junk percussion, hand drums, and Orff Xylophones.  We will play fun and challenging songs that require great beat awareness, listening skills and cooperation.  

We will perform our music alongside other ensembles in a final performance. If you are interested in joining Percussion please fill out the google form and check the box for percussion ensemble. https://forms.gle/HJ1hJyyuDLNLuz8Q7

Taiko will meet Monday mornings from 7:15am-8:00am with Mr. O’Connor and Mrs. Kappler in the music room. 5th-8th Grade (Beginning Sept. 27th)

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. https://forms.gle/HJ1hJyyuDLNLuz8Q7  

Guitar will meet Monday afternoons from 3:25-4:15 with Mr. O’Connor in the music room. 5th-8th Grade (Beginning Sept. 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.

https://forms.gle/HJ1hJyyuDLNLuz8Q7

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.