What do we do in music class? In music class, we sing, chant, improvise, compose, dance, move, play musical games, and play instruments. These types of activities are important parts of our musical growth and development. How is music learned? Research suggests that music is learned like a language is learned. Children first listen to language and then begin to speak, forming words and sentences and using them to express thoughts. Then, children learn to read, and lastly, write. Similarly, children need to hear a large variety of music and experiment with music before they can sing, move, read, write, and express themselves musically. Vocal music classes at logan are designed to provide a rich musical environment for students to learn through this sequencing. My goal is to give students a strong foundation so they are comfortable being independent musicians outside of my classroom. What is audiation? Edwin Gordon states, "Audiation is to music as thought is to language." When students audiate, they critically think about, engage with, and give meaning to music. Rules in Music: - Participate - Listen to the speaker - Respect materials - Be neighborly - Raise your hand to share These rules are in place to keep your child safe and to create a positive learning environment for everyone in the classroom.
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