Grade 2 - Zin, Zin, Zin, a Violin A Violin on YouTube - Click here
Wild Symphony Book - CLICK HERE
Grade 4 or 5 - The Okee Dokee Brothers - Through the Woods (CLICK HERE)
Grade 3 - Oregon Symphony
Oregon Symphony Storytime CLICK HERE - Then choose the book.
Grade K and Grade 1 - The Marvelous Musical Mansion
Marvelous Musical Mansion CLICK HERE
What a great summer! I can't wait to see you and meet new students, along with their families. This summer I spent much of my time in Colorado, hiking mountains and helping my parents. Check out what your kiddos will be learning this year.
Great for students:
Videos to move to – good for younger students
If you are planning to sing, then YOU MUST use the karaoke version of the song on cd, or have live accompaniment. Music with lead vocals is NOT acceptable. YOU may NOT SIGN without accompaniment unless the song is usually performed in the manner. ALL accompaniment music must be purchased by the student and then burned to a CD, or saved to a flash drive.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO, SO MUCH!!! Know that if you don't get chosen, you are STILL AMAZING! Auditions are important and there's always something that can be learned from them!!
Please click the link above to download the concert programs for both first and second grades. Thanks so much for attending the concert!!! Your kids are amazing!
ashNovember07,2017 | 04:00 PMAmerica/ChicagoFirst-of its-Kind Organization, GRAMMY™ Music Education Coalition Launches National Movement to Expand Music Education Programs in Public SchoolsIndustry leaders and Music NGOs Unite to Lead Systemic Change i
By Jennifer Banovetz JB Communications
NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 7, 2017) -- A first-of-its-kind national organization, the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition (GMEC) was announced today, formed with the goal of increasing the number of youth actively participating in music making in U.S. public schools. This nonprofit collective consisting of more than 30 of the nation’s most forward-thinking music education organizations, including the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants), VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and Lang Lang Foundation International Music Foundation, among others, is collaborating with communities for systems change through youth-centered music education that supports teachers and fosters opportunity for students to create, play and perform music together.
“The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition has one mission - to increase the number of students actively making music across the country with particular emphasis on underserved communities,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “The partnerships we are creating with school districts, teachers, parents and youth are designed to drive systemic change across geographies and communities nationwide.”
The first proposed beneficiaries of the program in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Music Makes Us, (Nashville, Tenn.), New York City Department of Education (New York, NY) and The School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Penn.), will receive customized funding and strategic services based on school system needs assessments that will result in millions of new music makers and creators. The investments aim to provide program enhancements that drive active music making among students in public schools and allow for ongoing progress benchmarking and communication.
The GMEC model is one of transitional philanthropy, designed to work with participating school districts to lay the groundwork and implement robust music programs that will be independently sustainable. To date, more than $2,500,000 has been raised thanks to The Walker Family Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and the GMEC board. The GMEC plans to expand its partnerships to include artists, additional school districts, corporations, non-profit organizations and foundations.
Children in majority low-income schools, more than 1.5 million elementary students, and 1 million secondary students, are disproportionately without access to music education.
“We know that the benefits of music education extend far beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Lee Whitmore, Executive Director of the GMEC. “By increasing the number of students actively making music, we are fostering the development of essential cognitive and social skills that better prepare them for success as well as beginning a lifelong appreciation of music.”
As a first step in offering music content on a national scale, GMEC has teamed up with Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” to bring best-in-class music from the film and learning content to teachers and youth. In theaters Nov. 22, “Coco” tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel, a self-taught guitarist who dreams of becoming a great musician. With support from The Walt Disney Studios and inspired by the film’s themes, GMEC is working with Berklee College of Music to provide new educational materials within Berklee PULSE, an online music education resource for students and educators.
“‘Coco’ is rooted in music,” said Adrian Molina, co-director, screenwriter and a songwriter for the film. “The film features traditional Mexican music and original songs—‘Remember Me’ [written by Academy Award®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez] and ‘Un Poco Loco’ [written by Molina and Germaine Franco] will be featured in the program, along with Mexican folk songs. We believe in GMEC and its mission and are honored to work with this organization.”
To inspire students to follow their musical dreams, Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” team will donate 300 Cordoba guitars to GMEC partners and Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments and various musician-based in-house services, including Lessons, will donate an additional 300 Cordoba guitars with all 600 slated for delivery before the end of the year.
For more information on the GMEC or to join the movement, please visit www.grammymusiced.org.
I am so excited for our kids!!! Yay GMEC!! Mrs. Folsom loves you guys!!!
Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly. I'm not sure who created this quote but I believe there is much truth in it. I can't wait to see and hear your children soar in music class!!!
The stage is set and it was made by our creative 4th graders!! WOW!! I can't wait for the show were the collaboration of creative careers will shine!!! Take a look at the youtube video I made to summarize the creative day! Students participated in set design, graphic design, dance, media/tv, barber creative cuts, culinary arts and photography.
Quaver and Mrs. Folsom! I love the quavermusic.com curriculum and am so grateful to Notes for Education who has purchased it for Dan Mills Elementary for the last 4 years!!! It is a powerful online curriculum that if fun, clever, relevant, powerful and amazing! Last summer I had the privilege of working with Mr. Quaver and some other teachers from the US. It was a blast getting to know all of them so much better!
Welcome to Mrs. Folsom's music web site. Did you know that by being involved in music class, you can learn several things that can help you in real life? When you study music you learn math, language, history, reading skills and science. Music teaches teamwork, discipline, responsibility and helps build self esteem. I hope this site increases your knowledge in music, math, science, history and reading.