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From Folk Songs to Pentatonic Scales !

Students are learning about five-note scales (Pentatonic Scales) and also learning about Folk Songs!

Movement has a strong role in helping students feel the beat in music!

 

  Marching to a beat!

Some Folk Songs have been enjoyed for centuries and still survive today by being passed down through the generations!

  If you have a favorite Folk Song or remember your parents (or grandparents) singing one around the house, share it with us!  Send a link to a video or youtube source to !

Music Web Update for November 2018

After a wonder visit from Grandparents, the students enjoyed singing and dancing and now preparations for an exciting Winter Program are underway!

  

On a fair Thursday morning we noticed some visitors across the road from our windows and had to stop and enjoy the view!

All students (even early childhood kids) will participate in the Winter Program on December 13 at 6:30 pm!  As preparations begin students are still moving to a beat, playing xylophones, and enjoying the festivities that come with Autumn!

 

   

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EC Moves to a Beat!Rock the October!

So much movement and melody!  So little time! 

1st Grade learns to match tone in solfege

There is movement and melody in Music class!  From learning how to keep step with a beat to trying to match pitch and learn Solfege hand-signals, Music has something for everyone and challenges to boot!

Put Your hands in the air!

Fifth and Sixth Graders created a rhythm unit using non-pitched instruments and one pitched instrument.

 

 

 

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Rock the October!

So much movement and melody!  So little time! EC Moves to a Beat!1st Grade learns to match tone in solfegePut Your hands in the air!

There is movement and melody in Music class!  From learning how to keep step with a beat to trying to match pitch and learn Solfege hand-signals, Music has something for everyone and challenges to boot!
Fifth and Sixth Graders created a rhythm unit using non-pitched instruments and one pitched instrument.

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Rhythm Rocks at Rohan Woods

Rohan Woods Music is off to a Rockin' Start! 

In lower school classes we're already doing movement activities in relation to pulse and beat.

Upper school classes have already been issued recorders and have started playing B, A, and G!  

The pulse of music or beat creates a resonance within children of natural body rhythms.  It is best to experience rhythm than try to explain it at an early age.  For young children (EC-SK) that could be as simple as marching to a beat and for many older students and adults you will notice feet tapping subconsciously as music is played.  

We are definitely moving to a beat as we develop ways to explore rhythm in Music classes!

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Welcome Back to Music!

 

It's not really "school" till Music starts... so let the songs begin!    This year, in addition to singing and playing instruments, you can expect to see:

A new 12' parachute/music activity!  
--A colorful scarf ballet!
--Recorders for Third Grade through Middle School!  
--More pictures of student rock-stars playing Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, Xylophone, Metallophone, Glockenspiel, Drums, and a variety of Percussion instruments!

 It's going to be a great year and I look forward to every day of Music with you.

If you have an old instrument that you might like to donate or bring into the school for kids to see, please feel free to contact me:  or call  (314) 821-6270 and ask for extension 229  (Mr. Deming)

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Have a Great Summer!

When the school year flies by... let it fly with a song!

Music has meant so much to students this year!EC in Music

Now that the end of the school year is upon us, we encourage all to have fun this summer and remember what the 4th graders told us at our Spring Program in May:

Spring has Sprung and that means Singing!

RWS students are getting ready to perform in the annual Spring Program called "You've Got a Friend in Me!"

 

The Spring Program - Thursday May 10th at 6:30 pm  - All are welcome!

Where: Rohan Woods School - Robert Ciampoli Gymnasium

All current students at Rohan Woods should arrive in their classrooms at 6:15.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Music is Listening, Movement, and Dance !

Students in all grades get opportunities to express themselves in dance and movement.

Listening, singing, and participating is an important part of every class!

What's the Word is an RWS original game-song that allows students to creatively move and dance!  Kids love this one!

 

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Rhythm, Movement, Playing and Singing are all components of everyday Music!

All Music students enjoy the opportunity to move to a beat, to sing songs we love, and to learn and play instruments ranging from the xylophone, to recorder, to ukulele, to guitar, and, of course, drums!

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