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!



7th Grade Orchestra - Thank You Reagan Academy

7th Grade Orchestra performing "Simple Gifts" and "Hymn of Praise." We are thankful for the amazing teachers and staff at Reagan Academy that make it great! Happy Thanksgiving!

Glowing D Major Scale performed by the 6th Grade Orchestra

Who would think a D major scale could be this fun in 6th grade orchestra! Left over glow sticks are highly motivating! May "D" Force Be With You!

Viva La Vida by Coldplay arranged by Larry Moore

8th grade Chamber Orchestra performing one of our favorites!

Spooky Sound Effects for a story

Click on this link


to get to Musicplayonline.com the Halloween Unit.  Scroll down until you find

4. Halloween Sound Effects

Click on Spooky Sound Effects!  I encouraged the students this week to go home and write a spooky story with these sound effects.  Good Luck!

Liberty Bell March by Denise Gagne

3rd and 4th grade will be virtually performing this for Veteran's Day this year. Please have your student practice with any kind of stick you can find including pencils or pens. If possible, please have them wear a red, white or blue polo (collared) shirt on Mon. Oct. 12th (Russon's Class),Wed. Oct. 21st (Crowder's class) and Thursday Oct. 22nd (Bursey's class). 4th grade please wear a polo shirt on Mon. Oct. 12th and Oct. 19th. This helps us look sharp and professional for the video! They are amazing! Thanks!

Dragon Hunter by Richard Myer performed by 7th Grade

Just in time for Halloween! Our favorite song yet! Dragon Hunter by Richard Myer. Great job!

How to hold a Violin or Viola

This is a lesson on how to properly hold your violin or viola. Please make sure you have a shoulder rest! If you need me to put finger tapes on your instrument, please email me and drop your instrument off at the front office. I will email you back when your instrument is ready to be picked up. If you need me to look at how you are holding your instrument please set up a zoom conference time with me after school when I can help you.

Immortal Gladiator

7th grade was supposed to perform this last year at our year-end concert. Better late then never!

Conquest by Jeremy Woolstenhulme

We rehearsed this last spring for our year-end concert but alas there was no concert. Now with those students remaining we polished it back up. It's never too late to perform "Conquest!"

Elementary Music for Online learners

If you are in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade and would like to do music at home I am going to give this link to the Musicplay website.  Click on your grade and look around the site! There are music games, videos and ways you can learn about rhythm, note reading and listening activities.  Click on the link below and then click on the "Student Login Guide" which will give you information on how to access the online learning section.  This online learning section will give you lesson plans, activities and worksheets your student can do at home.  I will be using this website in the classroom as well. Online students don't need to turn in anything to me - just participate in the lessons at home.
Here is the link:
Have fun!
Mrs. Ahlborn