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Welcome to the LES Music
Last Updated: Friday, February 15th, 2019
"Often a single experience will open a young soul to music for a  whole lifetime." 
 Zolton Kodaly 
What are classes currently working on?
Kindergarten: Feierabend First Steps in Music (Semester 1)
First Grade: Feierabend First Steps in Music (Semester 2)
Second Grade: Conversational Solfege 
Third Grade: Conversational Solfege/Recorder and Treble Clef (E-G-A-B)
Fourth Grade:  Recorder and Treble Clef (B-A-G-E)
Fifth Grade: Introduction to Piano
All Lascassas Elementary students receive 45 minutes of music per week. Music classes are based on hands-on learning. Students learn about music by CREATING, RESPONDING, CONNECTING, and PERFORMING to music and musical concepts. The National Association for Music Education’s National Standards for Music Education are the cornerstone in which each lesson built upon. It's Mrs. D's hope to have LES students leave being tuneful, beatful, and artful! It is her wish that students become more than just music consumers in their is her wish that they will be lifelong music makers! Mrs. D uses her Orff-Schulwerk and Feierabend "First Steps in Music" training to engage students in music making and learning. Feierabend focuses on SOUND before SIGHT. Students become tuneful, beatful, and artful, before they label. 

Students are being introduced to the ta-ka-di-mi rhythm counting system as well as reading rhythms with numbers. Students also learn and apply the sol-fa singing system of moveable do. 

All students will also be learning about and experiencing music by using the Lascassas Music Mac Lab. The music room has 12 iMac computers which students will be using to create, compose, respond, and learn about music and music concepts.
5th grade students will be working on recorder using the Recorder Karate curriculum. Recorders may be purchased at any music store. 5th graders will also be learning about and playing ukulele.

4th graders will begin recorder in the Spring semester and will also participate in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Word and Music Program. (check the CMHOF tab on the side to hear the selected songs from the May 21st, 2018 field trip!) 
Contact Information:
Mrs. Alexis Yatuzis-Derryberry 
Lascassas Music Specialist