Do you remember the excitement of walking into your music classroom and seeing all of the xylophones you would get to play? My students have that same anticipation, except our instruments are over fifty years old and broken!
My students have a passion for learning about music, performing, and creating instrumental accompaniments.
My students come from low-income households, therefore, not allowing outside opportunities for individual music instruction. My students are interested in performing, especially my fifth graders as they prepare for middle school band and orchestra.
In the music room, instruments are vital within the music-making process. The Soprano Xylophone will be used by younger students to accompany songs through the use of chords, while older students will use them to create rhythmic patterns or for improvisation. All students will use the Soprano Xylophone to aurally recognize pitches and intervals, which will increase their musicianship.
Student motivation and self-achievement will be increased as they play these instruments during school and community performances.
During classroom lessons, students work in teams in order to learn their composition, and they have to share instruments. But with your help, more students will have their own instrument to learn on.
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