3rd grade students are performing Folk Tunes and Spirituals at our upcoming PTO meeting. It is in the Central School Gymnasium at 6:00. We hope to see you there!
January 26, 2016 Music Class Show and Tell
Music Show and Tell begins next week, February 1 at Central and Riverton elementary schools. Students may participate by playing an instrument, singing or dancing solo or in a group, or sharing their favorite song from a CD, iPOD, iPAD, iPhone, MP3 player, Kindle, DS, other “Smart” device, laptop, or cassette tape. A piano, CD/cassette player, and iPod docking system will be on hand for students to use. CDs should be wiped clean of debris. A heavily scratched CD may not function in the stereo. All other materials and equipment such as costumes, amplifiers, dancing shoes, accompaniment CDs, speakers, guitars, drums, other instruments, etc., must be provided by the student. All styles/genres of music are accepted and encouraged, however, music must be clean and appropriate for school (rated E). Students who choose to perform are to prepare a well-rehearsed/practiced performance for the class. Not allowed are impromptu, last minute, or unplanned performances. CDs and other equipment must be properly labeled with the student’s name and homeroom teacher. I am anticipating the talents of our students!.
Quaver's Marvelous World of Music
September 3, 2015 Dear Parent or Guardian, This year in music class, your student will be introduced to a new, interactive music program called Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music™. I’ll be showing some Quaver episodes as part of my lessons on elements of Music Theory, Instruments and Ensembles, Composers and Music History, and Music Styles. Quaver’s World is part Bill Nye the Science Guy, Beakman, and Monty Python rolled into one, and kids (and teachers) love it! I’ll also introduce my classes to QuaverMusic.com, an interactive website that extends the student’s ability to explore and create music beyond the classroom.
In order to use the site, I’m asking that you help your student register for a free Quaver account. Simply visit www.QuaverMusic.com and click on the “Sign Up” window in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Follow the onscreen instructions for creating an account, and be sure to enter an active parent email address when asked. After completing the sign up process, you will receive an email from the Quaver Team with the option to activate your student’s account. Simply verify your email address and your student will be able to access all the amazing features of our site, including customizing their Avatar or Music Room, as well as being able to retrieve a lost password.
I hope that you and your student enjoy your journey into Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music both in the classroom and at home. I’m very excited to offer this resource to my classes this year! If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me, or visit the Quaver Team at their websites below. QuaverMusic.com/ParentTeacher Facebook.com/QuaverMusic Have a marvelous day!
8/21/14 Piano Lessons Students, do you want to learn to play the piano? Would you like to show your stuff with the piano at this year's talent show? Parents, do you wish your child to learn to play piano? It is a skill they will carry with them forever. Here's your chance! Outside of school hours, Mr. Branham teaches piano at ARS Nova School of the Arts located just off the parkway in South Huntsville. He teaches beginners and advanced beginners of all ages, child-adult. If you wish to sign up for one of Mr. Branham's piano lesson slots, call ARS Nova (256) 883-1105. Or visit the ARS Nova website at www.arsnovahsv.com. To be successful at piano, you must have a piano or 88-key electric touch-sensitive keyboard at home with which to play. You will also need piano lesson books which Mr. Branham will recommend for you. Students and parents can choose from one of two series: Alfred or Faber. I look forward to seeing what your students can do with their newly discovered piano skills.
Maybe your child came home today talking about Music Class . . . going on and on about an awesome lesson their teacher taught and a new friend named Quaver they met along the way. Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music is home to cutting-edge resources for today’s music teachers. Our interactive Programs give your child’s teacher new and engaging ways to bring music to life for their students!!
Students in classrooms using Quaver will be introduced to Quaver’s world via fun, video episodes – a place filled with musical adventures that is part Bill Nye the Science Guy, part Beakman, and part Monty Python all rolled into one. Teachers may also use Quaver’s cutting-edge teaching resources on their Interactive Whiteboards or mobile devices, enhancing the technology in your child’s classroom!
Or maybe you’ve been looking for a way to encourage your children to love music at home – to enjoy listening, creating, and learning more about it!
QuaverMusic.com is a great place to start - an interactive virtual world that gives your child the freedom to create, explore, and learn about music in a safe, age-appropriate world they will love. Teachers use QuaverMusic.com to distribute assignments and reinforce lesson objectives with musical games and quests. The site is free to students at home or in the classroom – so they can continue to foster a love of music wherever they are.