Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Welcome to the Music Room.

My name is Ms. Goertzen and I am excited for the 2017-2018 year. In the Music Room, the students will experience singing, playing instruments, speaking in rhythm, music listening, movement, creating, improvisation and performing. These are all aspects of the Orff process, a method of teaching music to elementary students. In the Music Room, we strive to grow as music makers in active participation where all students are included!

Welcome to the Music Blog.

This blog is a place where we can celebrate our K-5 Music program with news about what we are learning and information on upcoming performances. Please feel free to stop by and leave a comment or submit your email address (top right corner) and you will receive a message indicating that new information has been added.

To navigate the blog, you will notice three tabs at the top of the page:
Home/Crestview Singers/Recorder Karate.
Home is where you already are. If you click on the Crestview Singers or Recorder Karate tab, it will take you to a separate blog with that particular information. Once you are in the Crestview Singers or Recorder Karate blog and you want to get back, click on Main Blog and you will be back where you started.

The Crestview Singers blog will have any information regarding our performances and dates as well as lyrics to the songs we are learning. Accompaniments and YouTube videos of the songs will also be posted if available.

The Recorder Karate blog is a helpful tool for the Recorder Club students if they wish to practice at home. In the Recorder Club, students are working towards ten coloured belts of yarn to add to the bottom of their recorders. Each belt song increases in difficulty with more and more notes and rhythms added. The "coloured belt" songs are posted as well as an accompaniment clip they can play along with. On the right hand side of the page, each belt is listed if the students wish to locate their song quickly. A recorder fingering chart is also located here.

Periodically you will find photos of what is happening in the Music Room on Instagram (@crestviewmusicroom). If you have not signed the Media Release form, don't worry, your child will not be in the picture!

I am looking forward to another fantastic year of making music together!

Musically yours,

Ms. Goertzen  

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