Welcome to Music at TES!
Our goal every single day is to do music
in a tuneful, beat-ful, artful way!
K&1 grade music students generally follow the First Steps music immersion curriculum.
2nd-5th grade music students generally follow the Conversational Solfege curriculum of music literacy.
If there is a traditional or folk song you love to sing- let me know!
We do all kinds of music, by all kinds of people, in all kinds of languages and I'm always looking for more new things to learn and share with our students.
Beginner Instrument Club: Tuesday 7:25am-7:50am. 2nd and 3rd grade, limited spots available. Learn music on recorder, xylophone, drums, and more! Focused on music through aural/"by ear" and emerging literacy stages. All instruments are provided and remain at school. Performances are encouraged but optional for this club.
Advanced Instrument Club: Monday 2:10pm-3pm. 4th grade and 5th grade, limited spots available. Learn and compose music using xylophones, drums, ukuleles, and your voice! Focused on music through reading and writing. All instruments are provided and remain at school. Performances in Winter and Spring.
Chorus: Tuesday 2:10pm-3pm. 4th and 5th Grade, limited spots available. Learn fun and challenging new songs throughout the year! Opportunities for community involvement, collaborations with other ensembles, as well as auditions for county and state level ensembles. Performances in Winter and Spring.
Band: Wednesday 2:10pm-3:30pm. 5th grade only, limited spots available. Learn the FUNdamentals of sound production on flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone. Instruments are not provided. Participation in band requires family involvement with equipment and encouraging at-home practice. Performances in Winter and Spring.
Practice Time: While technically not a club, my room is open most Friday mornings 7:15-7:45am for any student who wishes to practice. This includes singing, instruments, and playing the class piano. They must check in with their homeroom teacher and drop off their backpack first.