To subscribe to the ES Music Blog, please enter your preferred email address in the "subscribe by email" widget on the left of this page.
This month, students are continuing to explore their inner-musician through play, movement, singing, and playing instruments. In these activities, music literacy (reading icons/music notation) is reviewed before new rhythms and melody combinations are introduced. Proper playing technique and care for the instruments are also a continued focus.
How to improve and maintain your singing voice:
• Practice using your speaking voice in different ranges, from very high to very low.
• Practice singing the songs from music class.
• Sing along with your favorite tunes at home.
• When reading short stories sing the dialogue of the characters, changing the quality and pitch accordingly.
Recorder Reminder: Gr. 4 & 5 students must have their recorders (inside a protective case) in the music room by the end of October. Students will be reviewing the names of lines and spaces of the staff in preparation for independent practice at home and successful ensemble playing in the classroom. They will begin playing recorder the beginning of November.
Elementary Choir will begin Wednesday, March 5, 2017. This ensemble is for all boys and girls in Grades 4 and 5, and although it may seem a long way off, students won't want to miss this opportunity to sing together, learn new songs, and maintain a healthy singing voice. This After-School Activity will meet every Sunday and Wednesday until the Grade 4/5 Concerts on May 16, 2017. Look for future announcements!