Yet another school year is well underway, and we have been busy making music. All of the children have been super, and I am always happy to see them excited for music class. My youngest son Anders has even stepped in “assisting” with the morning classes.
So far this year, I’ve continued the curriculum from last year while introducing a few new elements. The new students are able to catch on easily while the older boys and girls are developing a better understanding of the material. Each music class begins with Sweet Beets. You may have heard your little one singing it at home. Please practice at home . . . they love it! This time around I’ve put more emphasis on the fundamentals of rhythm and playing in small groups. A variety of instruments and shakers have been brought in for the kids to play. They seem to really enjoy making music in a group setting and are always very curious and enthusiastic about new instruments. The week before Thanksgiving, I brought in a large drum with mallets and taught a song about Squanto. After the holiday break, we will have a kindergarten songwriting project that I’m very excited about! Look for more news to come about that.
I’m interested in getting a few parents together who play an instrument or sing to explore the idea of a short musical performance at this year’s Silent Auction fundraiser on March 2nd. Please let me know if any of you rock star parents want to join me on stage!
Feel free to reach out to me with any music related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the special offerings at SWSM.
Very happy holidays to you and your family . . . Mr. Jason