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  • Steinway Factory Tour

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/19/2020

    Steinway & Sons is synonymous with superior quality and craftsmanship when it comes to pianos. Here are some cool facts about Steinway pianos:

    • Steinway is the number one American made selling piano.
    • There are 12,116 parts that make up a Steinway grand piano!
    • Five Steinway pianos went down with the Titanic on April 15, 1912, and are still at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean!
    • "Piano Man" Billy Joel chooses to only play on Steinway pianos.

    Watch a video tour of the Steinway factory in Astoria, New York, and see just how one of these instruments is made.

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  • Make an Origami Piano

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/18/2020

    Make an origami upright piano! Just print and follow the instructions on how to fold it.

    Origami Piano

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  • Lady Gaga

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/14/2020

    Everyone knows who Lady Gaga is! Whether you've heard her catchy pop tunes, seen her outrageous fashion statments, or watched her acting skills in film and television, she definitely can't be missed! Did you know that she was the first female artist to win five big awards in one season? In 2019, Lady Gaga won at the Golden Globes, Critic's Choice Awards, Grammys, BAFTA, and Oscars! Talk about talent!

    Check out this short lesson from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Lady Gaga, and find out more about her career, fashion and style, and music...and learn about her interesting connection to the legendary band Queen!

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  • Little Richard

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/13/2020

    Rock n' Roll pioneer Little Richard passed away on May 9, 2020. No matter how old you are, you've probably heard some of his songs before, like "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally", and "Good Golly Miss Molly". 

    Read his biography here.

    Listen to his music here.

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  • Billie Eilish

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/12/2020

    Do you like Billie Eilish's music? Click here to learn more about her career, relationship with her fans, unique fashion style and music! This lesson from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame includes a listening activity, an artifact activity, and a variety of writing prompts that encourage students to think critically about Eilish and her music.

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  • Student Mental Health and Music

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/11/2020

    This is a mini-lesson from the Recording Academy Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California, on the benefits of music on students' mental health.  There are tons of great resources on this website, but I thought this one was especially great to share with you in light of the current Covid-19 situation.  If you're like me, some days are great, while others seem long and difficult.  Use this short lesson to help you create a playlist of uplifting songs, or research events of the past and how other people coped during difficult situations, especially through music! Suitable for all grade levels.

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  • Learn a Song

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/7/2020

    Check out this fantastic website designed just for kids where you can learn to sing or play a song! Just pick a song you would like to learn, and you will have the guitar tabs, bass, drums, vocals, keyboard, and more. There are old and new songs to choose from, and easy links to watch the video or listen on Spotify. It's so cool--everything you need all in one place!

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  • What a Wonderful World

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/6/2020

    Listen to and read the book "What a Wonderful World" based on the song made popular by Louis Armstrong. And remember that it really is a wonderful world...

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  • Make and Shake a Maraca

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/5/2020

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate Mexico and Latin music by making maracas out of recycled and household materials.

    Make a Maraca

    maracas

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  • Listening to Waves

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 5/4/2020

    Check out this website on how to listen to, interpret, and create soundwaves! Sounds are just vibrations, and the science behind how we interpret sound is pretty amazing.

    I think you will particularly like the mini documentaries of people in STEM careers related to soundwaves. (Click on the Wavemakers tab.) There are also tutorials on how to use an oscilloscope, signal generator, and a spectogram. (Click on the Sound Exploration tab.)

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Important Announcements

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    The Kindergarten and 1st grade music program "Too Much Noise", originally scheduled for March 27th, 2020, is cancelled.

    Also cancelled/possibly postponed is the SC Chorus performance. More information to come.

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    Our first music performance of the year took place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The 4th and 5th grades presented "On the Radio", a musical journey through the history of the golden age on the radio!  Thanks to all the students who attended and did an outstanding job! Bravo!

    The 2nd and 3rd graders did a fantastic job on their performance of "TOYS!" on Tuesday, December 17th @ 6:00pm! Thanks to all the kids who came out dressed as their favorite toy under the tree!

    If you would like a digital copy of either of these performances, please send me an email! 

     

     

     

    I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2019-20 year in music at South Central! All students will have the opportunity to participate in a musical performance. Please stay tuned for more detailed information on upcoming music programs. This year's tentative program schedule will be as follows:

    Grades 4th & 5th - October 29, 2019

               2nd & 3rd - December 17, 2019

               K & 1st in March or April 

               6th, 7th, & 8th in May 

     

     

     

     


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