I work at a school that serves every child a free breakfast in the morning and most of our students are on free or reduced price lunch. I want my students to have the musical ability to function in middle school with other students.
My students are creative, energetic, and willing to put forth their best effort to be successful.
They like to create rhythms and play or sing the rhythms they make. Our school puts a high emphasis on academics so I love that I can allow my students to have a little creative freedom to move to the music, create their own rhythms and perform in front of the class.
Students will receive recorders and learn how to take care of them and make music with them. Learning to play a musical instrument takes time, effort, and ambition. The responsibility and effort they put into it helps them with other aspects of their life. My fifth graders will learn to play independently, but also in small groups.
For some of them, they need to belong to something more than just themselves.
Having an instrument where sharing is not required allows them to delve deeper into the learning and practicing aspect of musicianship. "Practice makes perfect," is only partially correct. It requires "perfect" practice to produce perfect performance.
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