• Virtual Tour of Stages Around the World

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 4/6/2020

    There's something magical about hearing and seeing a live musical performance in a fantastic concert hall! Take a Google virtual tour of some of the most famous stages in the world: click here.

    Check out the beautiful artistry and magnificent architecture! Can you imagine attending a performance at one of these theatres? Or would you rather be a performer on the stage? Which one is your favorite? Where would you like to sit?

    My favorite is Carnegie Hall in NYC! And although it's not featured in this virtual tour, I also love going to the elegant Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. I prefer the box seats, too, or the mezzanine. 

    And if you don't know how to get to Carnegie Hall, the answer is: Practice! Practice! Practice!

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  • Make a Pan Flute

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/27/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Make your own Pan Flute!

    You will need 8 straws, a ruler, scissors, and tape.

    Leave the first straw alone (though I did cut off the bendy part on all my straws), cut off 1/2 inch from the second straw, cut off 1 inch from the third straw, cut off 1-1/2 inches off the fourth straw, and so on. Tape the straws together.

    Blow across the holes to play. See if you can play a melody on your pan flute, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Mary Had a Little Lamb!

    Which straw has the highest / lowest pitch? Why?

    Tools Product

    Also, here is a link to some fun music activities you can dowload for free from Hard Rock Cafe.

    Hard Rock Activity Sheets


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  • Name That Tune

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/26/2020

    Can you name these Disney songs from the emojis? I will post the answers tomorrow!

    Disney Song Emojis

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  • Hand Clapping Games

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/25/2020

    Here are some videos on how to play a few different hand clapping games. They are a great way to develop rhythmic skills. So grab a friend and have some fun!


    Miss Mary Mack

    Tic Tac Toe

    Double Double This This


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  • Music Inspiration

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/24/2020

    I sure do miss South Central, and I hope everyone is well. I know it can be tough staying home so much, but I hope you all have been doing your assignments, reading, PE challenges, art projects, and music activities to try and keep your mind and body busy. Music always gets me through tough times, so I want to know what songs YOU have been listening to, dancing to, or singing or playing these days! Comment (on ClassDojo) and share your music inspiration.

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  • Make a Rainstick

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/23/2020

    A Rainstick is a musical instrument that was used ages ago to summon rain for crops. It is believed to come from the indigenous people of Chile and Argentina. When you turn your rainstick into a vertical position, it makes a sound reminiscent of rain falling. Learn how to make one with items you probably have at home! Watch my short video tutorial.

    How to Make a Rainstick

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  • School Dance!!!

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/20/2020

    It's Friday!!! Time for a school dance! Except it's in your kitchen, or wherever you are! So turn out the lights, pull out the disco ball, and everybody get moving! Here's a playlist to get  you started. Have a great weekend! 

    Mz. G's Playlist

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  • Learn to Play the Cups Game

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/19/2020

    Learn to play the Cups Game! All you need is a plastic cup, and you can do it by yourself or with others.

    This game was made popular with the "Cup Song" from the 2012 movie Pitch Perfect. But did you know that the song "When I'm Gone" was originally written and recorded by The Carter Family in 1931? And that the cups game, which you are about to learn, was a rhythmic accompaniment for Rich Mullins' 1987 song "Screen Door"? 

    Once you learn the 8-beat pattern, try performing it along with your favorite song! Just about any song will do, and you can even create your own variation.

    Here's an easy tutorial from YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y5kYLOb6i5I 

    Or here are the instructions:

    1. Start with the cup sitting upside down on the table.

    2. Clap 2 times.

    3. Tap the bottom of the cup (or the table) 3 times. (Right, Left, Right)

    4. Clap 1 time.

    5. Pick up the cup and set it down.

    7. Turn your left hand over to pick up the cup.

    8. Tap the top of the cup with your right hand.

    9. Hit the bottom of the cup onto the table.

    10. Switch the cup from left to right hand by grabbing the bottom of the cup.

    11. Tap the table with your free left hand.

    12. Place the cup down with your right hand. (Pass it if you are playing with others and grab a new cup.)


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  • Orchestral Instrument Identification

    Posted by Suzan Garcevic on 3/18/2020

    Hello South Central Students! I will be posting musical activities daily on this blog for your enjoyment.

    This first activity will help you brush up on identifying the instruments of the orchestra while listening to music from Mozart's The Magic Flute

    All you have to do is click on the link below, listen to each instrument, and click on the picture of the instrument you hear! Good luck and have fun!

    Orchestral Instruments Identification

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Grades 4 and 5

Welcome to Mrs. Garcevic's Music Webpage!

Important Announcements



    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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