I'm Mrs. Ahlborn and I teach K - 4th grade general music and 5th -8th grade orchestra.  Almost the entire school!!  I love music and sharing it with Reagan Academy students!  
K-4th grade will each be given their very own percussion kit the 2nd week of school that they will need to bring to music class every week.  (Don't lose it or you will have to make your own or clap the rhythms while the class plays them.)  If possible, please send a box of crayons and a pair of scissors for your student's music kit that they can use in music class.  Students are welcome to add to their music kits anything they feel they need to succeed in music this year.
For 6th grade orchestra the new book is String Basics Book 1 by Jeremy Woolstenhume and Terry Shade. The 7th graders will be using String Basics Book 2 and the 8th graders need String Basics Book 3. 5th grade is using String Basics Book 1. 

I love working with my students and watching them grow!
Please watch my "Back to School Night Videos" for K-4th grade, 5th grade orchestra and 6th-8th grade orchestras before your students come to school!



How to know what size of instrument to get - violin/viola

Since you will need to rent or purchase your student their violin or video, here is some information on how to know what size to get. If possible, please take your student to the music store to fit the instrument to them.  Here is a link to read and a short video 
Good luck! And thanks for your support!

Ben's Pirates

Ben, a Reagan Academy 6th grader made an arrangement of Pirates of the Caribbean on Noteflight. Many in our 6th grade orchestra class have been playing it these past few weeks. Thanks for sharing with us Ben!

"Stay Calm Everyone" by Savannah West

Another great composition from one of our 8th graders, Savannah West with a fitting title for our time! Thanks for sharing Savannah!

Avengers Theme arranged by Dallas Zobell

Dallas, a Reagan Academy 7th grader arranged this piece. Another great example of hard work going on! Thanks Dallas for sharing!

Jazz Fly 2

This is the next Jazz Fly 2 adventure. It has a Jazz feel with a Latin influence. Look for the Spanish words in the book! 3rd and 4th graders have an optional fun writing assignment that goes along with this story! Enjoy!

Quarantine by Sarah Snelson

Sarah, an 8th grader at Reagan Academy, composed this song on Noteflight (a composing program) we use at Reagan Academy. It is one of the songs we have been playing together online during our video conferencing classes. This is just one example of the fine compositions students are producing during this time. Nice job Sarah!

Easter Music Lesson 2020

We have been learning about Holidays from cultures all over the world.  This week we will be talking about the Easter, Passover and Ramadan holidays and how they all have some things in common: food, family, and music.  I hope the videos are easy to access in the powerpoint.  Happy Easter, Passover and Ramadan!