Ms. Smith's Music Class
"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.
Choir will meet Monday Afternoons from 3:20-4:00 in the music room.
3rd-8th Grade (Beginning Sept. 10th)
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. Students in choir will have opportunities to perform for school events. If you are interested in joining choir please fill out the google form and check the box for choir. Choir is not an auditioned ensemble. Click here to sign up.
Percussion will meet Tuesday Afternoons from 3:20-4:15 in the music room.
4th-8th Grade (Beginning Sept. 11th)
In percussion ensemble students will hone their drumming skills using junk percussion, West African drums and orff xylophones. Students will learn what it means to be part of an ensemble and how to properly care for instruments. If you are interested in joining percussion ensemble please fill out the google form and check the box for percussion ensemble. Percussion is an auditioned ensemble. Click here to sign up.
***The first day of Percussion Ensemble will be an audition as there is limited space. Your child will know at the end of that day if they are in the ensemble***
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.