Monthly Archives: May 2013

Thank You Songs for Teacher

For the end of the year, I helped some of the classes write and record a video for teachers who are not returning next year.  The students had some of the sweetest and thoughtful things to say to their teachers: … Continue reading

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iPad App: “Soundrop”

“It looks like snow!” “That is so cool!” I shared an iPad music app with my classes called “Soundrop.”  (It’s free!) A ball continuously drops from a point.  After watching the ball drop and hearing no sounds, I drew a … Continue reading

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Music Party With A New Piano!

This past Saturday, I had a Music Party with some of my private music students and their families.  Each of the students performed a song or two for their friends and family.  There was variety in instruments: piano, voice, and … Continue reading

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Choir Dance Party and Recap

It’s the last day of choir and we celebrated with a dance party!  Dancing to “Celebration” and “Party Rock Anthem,” students made their own conga lines, dance moves, and had a blast dancing with each other.  Students from different classes … Continue reading

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Learning Some Hukilau Hula Dance

Keeping with a beach theme, we are doing a little hula dance in music.  The Seals, Elephants, All-Stars, Monkeys, Zebras, and Giraffes are learning how to do some hip shaking hula to “Hukilau” by Jack Owens. Students choose a color … Continue reading

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Going to the Beach: Sea Creatures

Growing up in California, I love the beach!  With the beautiful weather in Houston, the Seals, Elephants, All-Stars, and Monkeys are visiting the beach in music. With pictures of sea creatures and things we can find on the beach, I … Continue reading

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“Let Your Love Flow” Musical in Pictures

Congratulations! The Explorers, Mustangs, Penguins, Labs, Bears, Alligators, Labs, and Owls were AMAZING performers in the musical tonight for their family, friends, and teachers.  With such a receptive audience, they sang loudly, danced to the music, and delivered their lines … Continue reading

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