February 2021 Note…

Notes from the Music Room…  Ms. Bev

Our grade six class started lessons on the piano keyboard. We are using one music class per week to focus on the keyboard. During the other weekly class, we will focus on other music curriculum including singing, listening, theory, classroom instruments, and movement.  Grade 3, 4 and 5 have enjoyed learning about the musical story ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by the Russian composer Sergie Prokofiev.  Ask them to tell you about the instruments that represent the characters in the story.  You can watch a great Disney cartoon version on Youtube. We also continue to sing and play classroom instruments while learning some music theory.  Grade 1 and 2 continue working on steady beat and rhythm through songs and games, listening to music, and  beginning to write music. Our pre-primary and primary music classes compliment the students’  language arts development through singing, playing classroom instruments, movement, and music games. 

“To learn music is to learn a whole new language.”