Monthly Archives: May 2012

Commencement as a Teacher

“I learned how to make friends at The Parish School.” “I loved math, science, music, and art.” “When I grow up, I want to be a celebrity.” -commencing students Commencement is a time of a mixture of emotions.  On one … Continue reading

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The Student Conductor

“Keep your eyes on me.” – T. Mustangs “You’ll be good at conducting.” – Heroes to M. Heroes               Today was the last day of music for a number of students who are commencing … Continue reading

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New Idea: Jellyfish Ribbons

“It can be a jellyfish!” – P. Bears               The school year is coming to an end and in music, we are visiting some of our favorite activities from the year.  One activity was … Continue reading

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Abiyoyo and His Ukelele

“It’s like Abiyoyo!” – J. Bears The Butterflies are reading “Abiyoyo,” a story about a boy who plays the ukulele, his father the magician, and a giant named Abiyoyo.  A folk story set to music by Pete Seeger, the story … Continue reading

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Instrument Exploration: Keyboard

“Look at my fingers walking on the keyboard!” – B. Fireflies Classes continue their instrument exploration from guitar to violin to the keyboard.  Students have expressed interest in playing the keyboard and many of them cannot help themselves to press … Continue reading

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Instrument Exploration: Violin

“How do you hold it?” – A. Mustangs “I play violin!” – C. Seals “I remember how to play it!” – M. Heroes Students are having a blast exploring instruments this week in music class.  A friend of my fraternity … Continue reading

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Congratulations! “What I Am – The Musical”

Congratulations to all our students for tonight’s performance at “What I Am – The Musical”!  Students were stars as dancers, actors, singers, instrumentalist, and as themselves.  It is amazing to watch their growth over the past several months as they … Continue reading

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