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Mr. O'Connor's Music Class

Subject: 
Music

Students and Parents,

Welcome to the 2021/2022 school year!  I am excited to get rolling with our music learning for the year.  I cannot wait to see all of my students in Kinder, 2nd, 4th and 8th grade.  If you have any questions for me, please reach out via my email info below.

Here's to a great year!

Sincerely,

Victor O’Connor 

Music Teacher

victor.p.oconnor@adams12.org

Middle School 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