Welcome Back To the 2019-20 School Year


    We have a lot of exciting games, songs and lessons planned for this school year.  The music classroom is a place where children should not only learn, but also have fun.  It is important for the students to have a class during the week where they can count on having a good time.  The best way to make a lesson exciting for the students is to provide several different activities and to keep them moving during the class.  I find it beneficial to try to break up each lesson into four different parts:  singing, movement, theory and playing instruments.  This way the students are learning visually, aurally, and kinesthetically.  I also try to encourage creativity in the classroom.  I believe that creativity is one of the most important aspects to be included in the elementary classroom.  I will often encourage creativity by having the students improvise on instruments, create stories to go along with music or music to go along with a story, or by having them create lyrics to a song.  I have found that the lessons that incorporate all of these aspects (movement, singing, theory, and creativity) have been most successful.
     I'm looking forward to another great school year!!
     Dave Dunn
Last Modified on September 10, 2019