September 2019 Note...

Hello families,

I am pleased to introduce myself to the families , students and staff of LSK. My name is Caroline and I am the music teacher for pre-k to grade 6.  

This month I'm working on getting to know your children and their interests and strengths in music.  The grade 1 to 4 will begin to learn recorder ensemble playing. But first of course we're singing!  The grade 4 and 5's will be continuing to learn recorder and, as the year progresses, be introduced to concert band instruments and learn elementary rudiments and music reading for beginning band music.  When students are ready, we will perform for parents and friends at a date to be announced in a future newsletter.  

Your child's success and enjoyment in music starts with the same basics as any other classroom:  to learn they must listen so as not to waste class time and to be able to work together as a group. This is essential to future ensemble playing.   Please encourage your very young children to sing at home and to play to the beat. For the older elementary students, again parents, please encourage your child to sing and listen to a variety of music at home.

I look forward to a successful year with the students, staff and families of LSK and I want to thank all those I've met thus far for a very warm welcome to your beautiful school and community.

Blessings, Caroline