The General Music Class in 5th, 6th and 7th grades meet with me one day a week for the entire year.  All of the students in my music class learn to play the keyboard, with a strong emphasis on reading music.  Students also learn about music history and listen to a wide variety of different styles of music.

The 8th grade has two classes available.

 

Music Appreciation – the focus of the class is the History of Rock n’ Roll.  Students will gain and understanding of contemporary music history, and how the music they like to listen two became popular.

 

Music Theory – the focus of this class is reading, writing and performing music.  The class is percussion based giving the students the opportunity to create songs for a verity of percussion instruments.  The class is set up to help students become more comfortable performing in front of a group.  This is an important skill set that will help the students in other classes, as well as future employment.