Welcome to our Group Page!
Hello, Wonderful 5th and 6th Grade Students and Families!
As 5th and 6th grade students, you have the opportunity this year to learn how to play a musical instrument. Our program is taught district wide by musically trained and credentialed music teachers who specialize in every instrument. Although we will be starting our lessons remotely, I have been working diligently to provide you with the best possible instruction on your instrument of choice. If you have ever wanted to learn an instrument, I would love to have you join us. This website was created to provide all the information you will need to get started. Please explore the website to learn more, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I will look forward to seeing you in class!
Here's how to get started!
Why join instrumental music? The purpose of our music program is to begin the study of a musical instrument and to experience the pleasure of music through playing that instrument. Students participating in band or violin also develop self-confidence, responsibility, self-discipline, and teamwork. Additionally, research shows that there is a strong connection between learning an instrument and improved test scores and grades.
Lessons: During remote learning lessons will take place 1 time each week during "regular school hours". Each instrument group will have a day to sign onto our google classroom platform to receive personalized instruction from me. All other activities, links, and videos will be accessible throughout the week and can be accessed through google classroom as your schedule allows. This format will continue until further notice as circumstances change.
Instruments: Instruments available for instruction are violin (not available at Todd Academy), flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion (percussion is by audition only). Please research each instrument before selecting which one you would like to learn. You may do so by clicking on the links below and viewing the videos provided by our local music stores.
- Instrument Videos (provided by Music and Arts Center)
- Instrument Videos (provided by IE Music)
- Instrument Videos (provided by Bertrand's Music)
How do I get what I need? All information regarding instrument rental and materials needed can be found under the "instrument and rental information" tab of this website.
All students interested in taking part in band or violin lessons must complete the online enrollment form!
Instrumental Music Enrollment Window 8/11-28
First week of instrumental music instruction 8/24-28