Author Archives: Hilary Yip

About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.

Creative Movement With Seals

On Fridays, the Seals have Creative Movement, which is all focused on movement! We started with learning to start and stop our bodies while listening to music cues. While holding onto a colored stretch band, graciously provided by Bear Paw … Continue reading

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Welcome to Choir!

“A choir is where people sing together!” – A. Rockets The Wranglers, Rockets, Penguins, Mustangs, and Rangers are the members of The Parish School Choir. We are learning how to sing, sing together, and listen to blend our voices. We … Continue reading

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Gathering Drum Fun

We have new additions to the instrument collection at The Parish School: two gathering drums! I have experienced them in other music settings and decided that we needed some. These are strong resilient drums that provide opportunities for various play. … Continue reading

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Students Share Favorite Songs

At the beginning of every school year, I ask the elementary students to share their favorite songs that they like to dance and sing to. Knowing what they like, I can incorporate them into my lesson plans for dance time … Continue reading

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Instrument Play: “Jump In the Line”

To start off the year in high spirits, students explored and played instruments to Harry Belafonte’s “Jump In The Line.” This song provides a strong beat to follow in shaking, tapping, and making music. Instruments choices were clatterpillars, guiro, maracas, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Music With Hilary!

Welcome to a new school year at The Parish School! This is my fourth year teaching music and providing music therapy services to all the sweet students. It was a great first week seeing familiar faces and making new friends. … Continue reading

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“May There Always Be Sunshine”: Student’s Versions

As we progress in our study of Russia, each of class has created their own version of the song “May There Always Be Sunshine.” They chose something that they enjoy or like and want there to always be. So many … Continue reading

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