I will continue to incorporate improvising into my curriculum. The kids LOVE IT! This year we used both non-pitched and pitched percussion instruments into several improvising lessons. When using the pentatonic scale, the students had instant success because there were NO WRONG NOTES. WOWZA!!! Kids loved making up their own melodies!
I wish I could post some of the video from our Lakeview Little Kids Rock Concert. It was spectacular. I was so impressed with the students. They played guitars, drums and bass guitar, and sang several hit songs during the concert. They got over their stage fright and did outstandingly well for having only started the guitar in December. WOW!
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.