7th Grade General Music

Welcome to the General Music Class:

Supplies: 1 folder with full name in large print and paper for note taking.

Ms. Varner will be teaching the students on the keyboard Lab each Friday. It is important to know that they are not being taught how to play the piano; however we are using the hands on keyboard as a tool to teach music history, music theory and a variety of beginning piano skills.

I will be teaching the 7th grade class the Baroque and Classical periods of music history. They will be watching a Beethoven movie in preparation for the Classical Music unit. They will be creating a hands-on rhythm project, a music vocabulary unit and will also learn about music prodigies. There are two unit tests but most of the work is done in class. If there is time I like to do a class talent show which helps with oral presentation skills and audience critique and conduct.

I look forward to working with your child this year. I expect that we will enjoy learning new musical skills and concepts.

Eileen Shanagher