Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher
At Roaring Brook School, students develop musical skills and concepts through an eclectic, hands-on approach which incorporates singing, chant and poetry, instrument playing (percussion instruments, xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, recorder) movement, dance and improvisation. Students are active rather than passive participants in the music-making process. Because students learn in many different ways, the general music program at Roaring Brook is rich with materials and approaches so that students can learn in a positive and effective manner.
Students at Roaring Brook receive forty minutes of general music instruction once each six-day rotation. As in any other discipline, music has its own tools, materials, skills and concepts which are developed with increasing understanding over time. In addition, Fourth grade students study a band/orchestra instrument. Small group lessons occur once per six-day cycle. A musical sharing is presented at the end of the school year for parents. Students at each grade level also participate in a musical performance each year on the Roaring Brook stage. These performances are often based on literature and incorporate singing, movement and instrument playing.
SAVE THE DATE! Grade Level Music Performances 2019-2020:
- Kindergarten - March 20, 2020
- First Grade - January 17, 2020
- Second Grade - May 15, 2020
- Third Grade - November 15, 2019
- Fourth Grade - Instrumental Recitals: June 1-5th; Moving-Up Ceremony June 23, 2020