Music Education at Central Union School & Stratford School
Students will understand the elements of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre and form.
How these elements relate to each other.
How they manifest themselves differently through cultures, history and media.
How music can be understood and evaluated through analyzing these elements.
How the elements can be used to create new music.
Students will assimilate this understanding through singing, moving, listening, creating, playing, reading and analyzing...
Our American History
Our Many American Cultures
The Music of Many World Cultures
The Music of the Western Masters (Classical)
The Music of our Popular Culture
The Music of the Future (their own creations)
The Music related to other Curriculum
Thus, our students will gain:
Better listening skills
A new connection to their own creativity.
Better understanding of others and other cultures.
Skills with their voices and with instruments that can be used for a lifetime.
Interpersonal community building and cooperative skills.
A gateway of acceptance of many musical styles, encouraging a lifetime of enjoyment.
Stratford Music Calendar
Constitution Day Program - Stratford Gym
Monday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade - Patriotic Program
5th Grade Bell & Recorder Recital (tentative)
Tuesday, Dec. 15, Time: 1:00 - Room 20
Holiday Program - Stratford Gym
Thursday, Dec. 17, Time: TBA
3rd & 4th Grades - Choral Singing - First on the Program
Stratford: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th* Bell Recitals - in May TBA
Approximate dates: 4th-7th - Tuesday, May 10th in Room 20
*Possible 8th Honor Bell Performance Trip at Lemoore Senior Center
and Visalia Adventure Park. Time & date TBA
Stratford K-3rd Open House Performance in the Gym. Time & Date TBA
Kindergarten through eighth grade music teacher at Central Union and Stratford Schools.
Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
Credentials in Music Education and Multiple Subjects from California State University at Fullerton