Our 2nd graders annually present Saint-Saens orchestral suite “The Carnival of the Animals.” We read poetry, create movement interpretations of the pieces, and sing related songs. Here is a “highlight reel” of the movement interpretations that we have performed.
I have always thought about teaching music in terms of language acquisition. One of my most impactful experiences as a young musician was studying music with Dwayne Dolphin. This master musician turned me on to the idea that music was […]
One activity that I love involves metric transformation. We take a simple song, in this case “How Do You Do?” and sing it initially in 3/4 time. We walk the beat and shake hands on the strong beat. Then we […]
I was very honored to win the Florence E. MacKenzie Award at Grove City College this year. It was a wonderful reception and I was glad to meet so many great people in the community. Thank you so much […]