4th-7th: Fantastic Composers + Fun Recorders

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Kim Olmstead
Teacher Email: kim_olmstead@yahoo.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $200 per year
Payable in monthly installments of $25
Deposit: $25 (due at registration)
Supply/Materials Fee: $25 (due at registration)
Digital Payment Address: Venmo @Kim-Olmstead-2

Class Details

Class Time: 2nd hour
Grades: 4th-7th
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: no
Estimated Homework Hours: 30 minutes
Required Materials or Books: 
The recorder kit and musical materials will be provided. Kits include the instrument, case, cleaning rod, joint lubricant, fingering chart, and neck string.

Students will need to bring a pencil and a 1 inch binder to hold music and classroom handouts.

Class Description

This class will combine learning about beautiful music and making some of our own!

During the first half of each class, students will meet some of history’s greatest musical masters through listening, analyzing, comparing, and discussing musical selections. Through engaging activities, students will gain understanding of beat, meter, tempo, dynamics, articulation, style, and instrumentation.

During the second half of class, we’ll learn to play the recorder! In this beginner class, students will learn to produce quality tone and play accurately on the soprano recorder. Students will learn to read basic treble clef musical notation and rhythms and explore musical terminology and symbols. We will play as a whole group and in smaller ensembles as we perform folk tunes, holiday songs, and rounds. Students will also learn to clean and care for their instruments.

No previous musical experience necessary!

Students will be expected to practice at home.

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