Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Baby Beluga”

“Now you sing the music.” J. Bears directed after I sang through the pages of “Baby Beluga.” “Now sing with guitar.” We followed his plan for the “Baby Beluga” song, which helped him and his classmates learn to sing the … Continue reading

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Music Helps Patients in Turkey

A teacher shared with me a segment, “How Sufi Music Helps Patients in Turkey,” she heard on the radio.  It is a positive example of the power of music on healing and of music as therapy.  Music is a complement … Continue reading

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Welcome to Parish, Q-Chord!

Thanks to the Parent Teacher Organization, the music program welcomes the Q-Chord to our instrument collection.  The Q-Chord is a beautiful instrument for music therapy as it is a one man band combining an electronic keyboard and guitar.  All the … Continue reading

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Caterpillar & Snail Inspires Comfort

“Do you think J. Jr. will like ‘What I Am’?” J. Wranglers ask. Today, J. Wranglers had a caterpillar on his arm when I went to pick him up for our music time.  Walking proudly with his caterpillar to the … Continue reading

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Save the Date: May 10th!

Attention all Parish School parents! Save the date, Thursday, May 10th for our upper elementary musical: “What I Am – The Musical.”  The show starts at 7pm in the theatre of St. Pius X High School (811 West Donovan Street, … Continue reading

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Earth Day: “Help this planet earth!”

Happy Earth Day!  The Bears, Elephants, All-Stars, Dragonflies, and Kangaroos have been working on our song “Evergreen, Everblue” by Raffi to sing on this day.  They know the song as “help this planet earth!”  Students did a beautiful job of … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: “Knock Hilary Down” Game

“Punch as hard as you can. Try to knock Hilary down.” -Heroes class.               In martial arts, I brought out a body shield target bag for student to practice their punches, kicks, and combination. … Continue reading

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