Welcome to Forest Trail Music
In the Forest Trail music program, a basic method of teaching theory and music reading called the Kodaly approach, is utilized. This is a child developmental, sequential learning approach originally inspired by composer/educator Zoltan Kodaly. The music program is further enhanced by the Orff Schulwerk approach of integrating movement and music creatively. Music is listening, moving, singing, playing, performing and writing. All of these elements are to further enhance the enjoyment of music in each child.
Below you will find the elements that we target. These elements are cumulative across the grade levels as appropriate to the development of the child.
I am super excited for you all to meet our new part-time music teacher, Mrs. Kristina Bishop.
She comes to us with a lot of wonderful experience. Many of the students will recognize her as she was a well-liked substitute in our music classes several times over the past few years.
She will be offering an after school Orff Ensemble (instrument ensemble) so look for more information about that in the Community Education flyer and via her link!
FOURTH GRADE RECORDERS
ALL FOURTH GRADERS will need a recorder for music class. Your child can order a new one on our booster club hub (see link below). If your child already owns one, then they need to bring it to their music teacher for approval. Please order one or have your child bring a recorder NO LATER than Friday, September 16. All recorders ordered through the HUB will be distributed in music class after all orders have been received.
FIFTH GRADE RECORDERS
FIFTH GRADERS DO NOT order recorders from the HUB. If you still have your recorder, then please bring it to your music classroom NO LATER than Friday, September 2. If you need one, please bring $5 cash to your music teacher.