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5th grade is awesome!

5th grade orchestra students should be practicing Hot Cross Buns, Mary Had a Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  Please encourage your student to practice!

Hop Old Squirrel with 8th graders

This is a piece my 8th grade AT's and some percussion students did in preparation of teaching it to 4th graders this year! We had a lot of fun doing it!

7th grade orchestra composing with Boomwhackers

We composed with Boomwhackers today in 7th grade orchestra. They did an awesome job!

Welcome to Freddy the Frog for K-3

This year I have a new music curriculum that involves a little frog puppet named "Freddy" the frog.  Freddy is from Treble Clef island which is a map of the treble clef staff.  The children will be learning treble and bass clef notes with Freddy as well as rhythmic notation.  I am looking forward to using Freddy in my classroom!

Welcome Back To School!

This year is going to be an amazing year! This is a break down of what is happening in each grade I teach:
K-3 grades will be meeting Freddie the Frog who is going to help teach us about the grand staff and how to read notes.
4th grade will learn about boomwhackers, guitars and recorders.
5th grade orchestra students need to purchase their instruments and the String Explorer music book.
6th grade orchestra students need to purchase String Basics book 1.
7th-8th grade orchestras are starting out with String Basics book 2 with the hope we will finish the year in Book 3.
 
Thanks for sharing your children with me!
Mrs. Ahlborn

Playing an instrument is hard - but worth it!!

At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience, something worthwhile will be realized. -- Eric Hoffer

Practice doesn't make perfect -- practice makes permanent!