Monthly Archives: January 2013

Parent Education: Benefits of Integrating Music Into the School Day

Thank you to the families and staff who attended my Parent Education presentation tonight.  I shared what music therapy is, what we do in music class, and the benefits of music.  With my presentation, I had a Powerpoint and made … Continue reading

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Happy 100 Days of School!

This week, today and tomorrow, specifically, is the 100th day of school!  In class, Bridge and Chestnut Oak students are celebrating in their classroom with a party and academic lessons incorporating the number 100. In music, the classes are singing … Continue reading

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Brass Day: Trombone, Trumpet, and French Horn

Thanks to Allison of the Houston Symphony Education Coordinator, students enjoyed a brass instrument session in music class.  The students listened, learned, and played the trombone, trumpet, and French horn.  In addition, the Mustangs and Explorers tried to play the … Continue reading

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The Violin and The Viola

Through my music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, I met the Outreach Coordinator of the Houston Symphony, Allison.  She let me borrow instruments from their Instrument Petting Zoo for our students for several days!  I am so excited for students to … Continue reading

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Plucking the Violin

Last week, most of the elementary classes learned about the violin and had a chance to play it.  This week, students are learning about a new way to play the violin: plucking.               It … Continue reading

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Spirit Day 2013!

It was an exciting two-part Spirit Day with the pre-Gala Mission: Possible silent auction and the pep rally.  For the silent auction, I donated 20 singing birthday telegrams and an opportunity for one student to be a guest music conductor at … Continue reading

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Singing Around the Oral Motor Skills

In preparations for the musical in May, students are all working on singing and strengthening their oral motor skills.  My favorite musical exercises to use are “ah” going on a 5 note scale, and “zah” going down a 5 note … Continue reading

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