Music

Student will learn and review the basics of playing a recorder. They will review note names on the staff, orchestra families and instruments. Students will use face to face lessons, online video lessons, small group activities and iPad apps to review in class and at home three simple songs.

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This unit takes students through fundamental foundations of music creation that is based in both western music notation as well as technology based composition practices. The scope of the unit covers essential musical knowledge used to create music as well as a bevy of online tools used to create, collaborate and publish music. 

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This unit is aligned with the fourth and fifth pages of Essential Elements 2000 Violin Lesson Book 1.  The lesson is divided between online and classroom activities.  This unit would be appropriate for the beginning violin student.

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Students will be able to identify note names in treble and bass clef utilizing ledger lines. 

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This unit will introduce students to the great American composer John Philip Sousa. They will be learning about his life and accomplishments along with learning and performing a portion of Stars and Stripes which has been simplified for their skill level. When complete the students will have a greater understanding and appreciation of this great march and the March King.

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