Hello and welcome to the Oakland Elementary music program! I am very excited about this year and the many things we will be learning in music class. My overall goal for each child is to develop the concepts, skills and attitudes for a lifetime enjoyment and appreciation of music. By teaching through the 5 parts of music - rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and timbre, all students have the opportunity to sing, play instruments, listen, move, improvise, create, express, and perform. 4th and 5th grade perform a Veteran's Day program. 2nd and 3rd grade perform a Spring Musical, and K and 1st grade perform a holiday program in December.
4th and 5th grade also play recorders (a flute like instrument) and can participate in Recorder Karate. This method is a positive reward system in which students receive colored karate belts to hang from their recorders for each progressively more difficult tune.