“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”
My performance philosophy is guided by the above quote from the deeply respected music educator, Shnichi Suzuki.
Although our students will absolutely walk away from their High Peaks music education with a fabulous musical education, I want for our students to have musical experiences where they find that their music making has a meaningful place in our community. I want for our students to know that their musical choices and music performances can affect change in our world. Each student has a voice, and they can use it to make this world a better place.
Although we are not doing an all school concert like the "Celebration of Learning" as in past years, each grade level will perform at various events throughout the year. I feel that by spreading our our concerts over the school year, our children will have a chance to show the breadth and depth of their learning and music making. I want our focus to be on the quality of our student's feeling experience about performing, rather than spectacle and stress.
Once again, beautiful hearts.
2019-2020 Concert Dates
K-2nd Winter Concert
"Our Music, Our Stories"
December 12th at 6 p.m.
At this concert, our K-2nd grade students will share lullabies from around the world. We will be joined by the Eastern European Music Group, "Planina" and end our evening with folk dancing. Our hot chocolate bar will be donation based and all funds will go to a non-profit group to help refugee children receive an education.
Keep your eyes out for an opportunity to share your family's own lullabies and traditions on Flipgrid.
1. Looking for a band (guitar/drums/bass) to accompany us on "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles.
2. Looking for 3 -5 volunteers to help with our
"Hot Chocolate Bar" vision and implementation.
Please contact me if you can help!
3rd-5th Spring Concert
"In it Together"
March 12th at 6 pm
At this concert, our 3rd-5th grade students will share songs around the theme of community and hope.
We will be performing arrangements of "Ho, Hey" by The Lumineers and "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors on ukeleles and Orff instruments. We will be joined by special guests performers (TBD) for an evening of sharing what we have learned this year.
More info as we get closer, but save the date!