K-4 Music Education

All music classes in Williston are taught by certified Music Educators. Danielle Trasciatti-Holmberg (Mrs. T-H) teaches grades K-2 at ABS and grades 3-4 at WCS. All K-4 students in Williston have general music class once each week for forty minutes. All students experience a variety of music activities, all tailored to address the National Core Arts Standards. These activities include singing, playing instruments, dancing, exploring expressive movement, improvising, and integrating with other subject areas. Students experience a variety of music in different modes, meters, languages, and styles.

         K-4 students in Williston are building their music literacy skills through the "First Steps in Music" and "Conversational Solfege" curricula. Conversational Solfege is a dynamic and captivating first-through-eighth grade general music program that enables students to become independent musical thinkers with the help of a rich variety of folk and classical music. With the Conversational Solfege approach, music literacy starts with great literature and an "ear-before-eye" philosophy that correlates with the National Core Arts Standards. Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do. The ultimate goal is to create fully engaged, independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose, and improvise. First Steps in Music is the precursor to Conversational Solfege.

          The WCS 3rd/4th grade chorus rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 in the WCS Band/Chorus room. There is an activity bus that takes kids home from the after-school program.  Open enrollment is late September and mid February. Any 3rd/4th grade student who likes to sing is welcome to join! No auditions- just a love for singing!  See the Williston K-4 music Blog for more details. 

 

Click HERE to see the Williston K-4 Music Blog!
 
 
 

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Last Modified on August 30, 2016
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