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Guitar tabs for assessment

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2016 - Off To A Great Start!

Check out these beautiful videos produced by the incredibly talented people at Salesforce.  The videos feature our 8th grade music students, who talk about the amazing power of music.  We also had a terrific Winter Concert and I can't wait for our concert in May.  Keep up the fantastic work music students.

 

Visitation Valley Middle School Students Rock With Chad Smith!

Some of our music students participated in a Little Kids Rock benefit at Facebook and played with Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

 

Guitar tabs for assessment

Guitar tabs for assessment

8th Grade Band Members Play At Little Kids Rock Benefit


 

 

Mini clips from the 2013 Winter Concert


 

A Little Bit About What We Do In The Classroom

This has been a great school year for the VVMS music students.  The program is growing and there are now 130 participants in the music program.  The program is based on  The Little Kids Rock Modern Band Curriculum.  Here is a small window into the world of the music student. My philosophy is based on collaborative learning and constructivism.  The students are encouraged to work together and to teach each other.  When the students have ideas about their music, they bring them to the group and to me and we try many different things.  Creativity in the classroom is encouraged.  Many students have played more than one instrument in our concerts.  The instrument choices are keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, and vocal.  There is also a beginning violin class.  Our Spring concert will be on Friday, May 16, beginning at 10:00 am.  The music students will also be participating in the VVMS Arts Night which will be on May 15th at 5:00.

Learning Rhythm

Learning Rhythm
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Keyboard Unit

Keyboard Unit
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Little Kids Rock Facebook Event

Little Kids Rock Facebook Event
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In the classroom

In the classroom
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Guitar Tuning

Guitar Tuning
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Students teaching other students how to play the drums

Students teaching other students how to play the drums
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Working together to figure out a drum part

Working together to figure out a drum part