Grade 5 Composers

In grade five students are trying their hand at composing and arranging these days. The past month has been spent in the computer lab working working on a garage band loop project. Students were also introduced to a young composer and pianist named Emily Bear. After watching this documentary found HERE students had the chance…

Grade 1 has got Rhythm

“I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music…” and now the grade ones have it as well. The past two weeks we have been working on different rhythm stations and songs to do with quarter notes and quarter rests. We have included a few pictures from some of their station activities. Rhythm Snakes Writing Short Rhythm Compositions…

I Owe It All to my Bassoon Teacher….

I came across an interesting link yesterday that I thought I would post. This story highlights a couple ways that studying music can impact a person long term. Excerpt from The Arts Journal: Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his…