Friday, September 20, 2013

Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" used in 2009 Coke Commercial

Fourth grade students have begun a short unit on instruments of the orchestra and started their study by listening to "Peter and The Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev.  It is a lively and exciting piece of program music, that tells a definite story and has each character of the story represented by a different instrument of the orchestra.  Part of my lesson plan is to share this video with students once we have finished listening to the original version, partly for entertainment, but also to point out that music is used all around us.  For some reason, the video I have saved on my computer would not play with the sound.  So here is the commercial we were trying to watch.... enjoy!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Recorder Orders for 2013-2014

Fourth graders will begin learning how to play the recorder this year!  Fifth and Sixth graders will continue to have the recorder weaved into their music learning.  If your child does not have a recorder or his or her own, it's time to order one!  At just a $5.00 investment, your child is getting at least three years of use out of what may be their first musical instrument.  Playing the recorder will teach them to read music, to improvise, and to develop the disciplined skills needed to master a musical instrument.

Yellow letters are in the folder on the outside of the music room door, and include all the details needed to placed a recorder order for this school year.  I will be taking orders until September 27th, 2013.  Thanks!