1st Grade General Music Class
Students in this class are engaged in singing, moving, and playing and are introduced to rhythmic and melodic notation!
In this ongoing class, learners will meet once a week to sing, play games, practice hearing, and identifying and reading rhythms. Below are the skills that we work on: GENERALLY: - Singing with proper vocal technique - The difference between beat and rhythm - Sing tonal patterns using three solfege syllables and their hand signs - Hearing, identifying, and physicalizing new musical concepts such as rests and relative pitches - Moving meaningfully to music - Entrainment to beat -...
As a public educator, I have much experience presenting sensitive topics to students that do not reflect a specific religion or personal perspective. I have carefully guided students from ages 4-12 through difficult topics such as the enslavement of African Americans, Apartheid, and more. I briefly and superficially touch on the lyrical/historical content to give an objective context into where the music came from, which is my area of expertise. My focus is and always will be chiefly on the music. It is not my intention or part of my curriculum to teach history beyond the music we're singing or learning about in class. The reason we learn African American spirituals and protest music is for pedagogical purposes and to show that music can be, and indeed has been, a powerful tool for appealing to the deepest needs of human beings.
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Meet the teacher
Hello! I am a professional music educator and farmer living in Maine with my wife and three small children in the forest. After a long span of touring as a professional musician, I most recently spent several years as a music teacher in a diverse...
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1-18 learners per class