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Hello and Welcome to the Hazel Harvey Music Page!

Mrs. Madonna is the music teacher here at Hazel Harvey Elementary and she is currently having a wonderful time working with your children!  She grew up just north of Columbus, OH and has been living in the Akron area for the past four years.  She is an Ohio University Bobcat, has a dog named Martha, and a husband named Matt.  After being a part of different music organizations for more than 16 years, she is excited to teach your children what all music can do for them!

Grade Level Concerts

Congratulations to each and every studnet that participated in this school year's grade level concerts!  The children sang BEAUTIFULLY!

Information on the 2017-18 school year's concerts will be provided as soon as it becomes available!

What to Wear

The Concert Attire Motto is "Look nice!"  Unless otherwise stated, the defult is nice clothing.  I do not want you to feel obligated to purchase new clothing for a 15-30min concert!

Girls:  Dresses, skirts, blouses, flats, sweaters, etc.

Boys:  Slacks, khakis, polos, button up shirts, dress shoes, etc.

Avoid:  T-shirts with writing, jeans, sweat pants, athletic clothing.

Also, make sure that the outfit still follows school dress code.

***Last Bit of Information***

We will NOT be having DVDs this year for the concert.  There will be, however, someone taking photos of your child throughout the performance and those photos will be uploaded to the Hazel Harvey Homepage for your viewing pleasures.

The Hazel Harvey Choir

Be sure to congratulate members of the Hazel Harvey Choir for an AMAZING performance for the school and for our parents on December 8, 2016.  They did a WONDERFUL JOB!!!

The next Hazel Harvey Choir will be for the 2017-18 school year!  Auditions will be held at the start of the 2017-18 school year for interested students.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Madonna at chip_smadonna@tccsa.net.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS HAZEL HARVEY CHOIR for a successful performance!!! You were AWESOME!!!

 

Grade Level Overviews

In case you are wondering, let’s give a quick overview as to what your children will be learning in music this year.

Kindergarten:  We will be doing a lot of singing and dancing!  We will be developing our skills at finding the “big beat,” pitch accuracy and basic rhythm.  Also, we will be learning the differences between highs and lows, loud and soft and different instrument sounds.  Music is always going to be fun!

1st Grade:  We have our first music program this year so we will be spending time getting prepared for that!  We will continue to work on our singing voices, pitch accuracy, rhythm, and keeping a steady beat.  Working with big and expensive instruments requires a lot of self control; so get ready to be responsible too, because this will be our first year really getting into different instruments like the drums and xylophones. 

2nd Grade:  We are starting to get into the intense aspects of music.  Music terminology, note names, solfege, and more rhythm (reading and repeating).  We will also be working on our music program with singing and playing instruments.  Music critiquing and critical thinking will be other skills that we will be working on this year!

3rd Grade:  This is going to be our transition year getting ready for recorders!  We will continue to work on music terminology, note names, rhythm, and solfege.  Now, we will also start working on singing differently from each other and working on our music independence.  Music dictation (where the students hear a melody and then have to produce it on paper) will also be added to their musical repertoire.  Needless to say, it will be a fun and exciting year!

4th Grade:  RECORDERS!  We are participating in a rigorous program known as “Recorder Karate” where your children will earn belts as they progress as recorder players.  Look out for those colorful belts!  Also, if your child looses any recorder music or practice sheets, the PDFs are attached.  One recorder is provided per child at the beginning of the school year, but if the recorder breaks or is lost, an extra will be provided for $3.00.

Some Fun Websites to Further Your Learning!

http://makingmusicfun.net/

http://kids.usa.gov/music/

http://www.nyphilkids.org/games/main.phtml?

http://pbskids.org/games/music/

http://www.classicsforkids.com/

http://www.childrensmusic.org/

https://www.titlemax.com/songs-to-sing-in-the-car-for-kids/

FUN AND FREE MUSIC APPS!!!

Attached you will find fun and free music apps that you can download for your child to play at home!

For more awesome music apps, visit here!

http://bestappsforkids.com/category/kids-apps-by-category/music-apps-for-kids/