More than half of students from low‑income households
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Starting The Ignition For Young Musicians
My students need 95 recorders to play in music class, so they can experience playing an instrument while learning to read note names.
This year, I plan to teach my fourth grade students to play recorder. I want to ensure that each student has the opportunity to play a recorder and that money would not inhibit them. The students are especially excited to learn to play an instrument while also applying the skill of reading notation.
I teach third, fourth and fifth grade general music and have a diverse group of students who are very enthusiastic about music.
They attend a great public school where teachers are always raising the bar of expectations for students and the students are consistently meeting those expectations. The student body as a whole is doing very well and continues to grow in common core areas. It is my goal to expose my students to as many different musical experiences as possible to enhance their music education as well.
The plastic recorders allow students to experience playing a wind instrument and is especially beneficial to students who will go on to play in school band or otherwise. Playing recorders is a great introduction for students to learn to play an instrument while learning to apply their skills of reading notation.
The skills that students learn while transferring their knowledge of reading notation over to playing on an instrument engage their brain in a unique way that is useful in many areas of life.
Not only are students building upon their music education but they are also continuing to develop necessary life skills that come along with learning to play an instrument such as perseverance, responsibility and confidence; all while enjoying music for its own sake.
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