A new and challenging year awaits us. We are going to be learning to sing songs, read music notes, learn music history, learn how to dance and play instruments, along with singing and listening to choral music. My music classes are going to be based on the Orff approach with emphasis on folk songs. We will focus on music process itself, rather than performance, and connection with literacy. Students will participate in learning many songs with motion, body percussion, and rhythmic instruments.