Marvelous Melanie’s Melodies
The piano studio from Saint James, Melanie’s Melodies, participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs on Saturday, February 15th. The students were required to perform two piano solos by memory in front of a judge. Our students played very well.
Here are the results of the contest. Rosie J.-Superior
Students who received a Superior rating were invited to participate in the Honors Recital. Rosie J. performed at Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 24th. Congratulations! You guys did a great job!
Lovely Lent Pieces
Ash Wednesday is March 6th. It begins the forty day fast to prepare for Easter. Our students are learning new hymns for our Chapel services. “Forty Days and Forty Nights”, “Just As I Am’, and Isaac Watt’s “Doxology” are some we are practicing. The students are singing out of hymnals, reading notes, and rhythms.
The Fourth and Fifth grade students are beginning their Piano unit. Each student will have an opportunity to practice and perform keyboard pieces in class. Students will be clapping rhythms, reading notes, and practicing fingerings and keys. Pianos also encourage good pitch. The class with the most pieces learned and performed will have a Music party.
Sixth and Seventh will be learning about the Romantic era. Chopin, Schumann, and Schubert are some of the composers we will study. The students will read and listen to the stories of the composers’ lives. They will also analyze their pieces using music terms. This would include dynamics, tempos, and articulation descriptives. They will also continue playing bells.