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2023-34 MUSIC PERFORMANCES

We'd love if you could join us for the fun!

SPRING SHOWCASE
TUESDAY
May 14th
5 p.m.

Band, Choir and Orff

VETERANS DAY
FRIDAY
November 10th
1:30 p.m.

2nd and 3rd Grade

MUSIC MOVES MOUNTAINS
FRIDAY
February 2nd
1:30 p.m.

4th, 5th and 6th Grade

NURSERY RHYMES
FRIDAY
April 19th
1:30 p.m.

K and 1st Grade

MUSIC INFORMATION

Use the buttons below to access K-1st grade's song lyrics and music files to practice at home! 

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Please contact: sarah.johnson@phxacademy.org

MUSIC

CLASSROOM

In music we sing, dance, play instruments, and have lots of fun while learning about music! All Phoenix students will have classroom music  twice a week on a rotating schedule. Classroom music curriculum is based on the Minnesota state music standards, and also incorporates pedagogy.

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PEDAGOGY MUSIC METHODS

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KODALY

The Kodály method is a way of developing musical skills and teaching musical concepts using a child-developmental approach to sequence. 

ORFF

The Orff method of teaching children about music engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments.

DALCROZE

Dalcroze Education is a playful, experiential approach to teaching and learning music. It is a process for awakening, developing, and refining innate musicality through rhythmic movement (often called eurhythmics), ear-training, and improvisation. 
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WHY INTEGRATE THE ARTS?

Art integration has been proven to reduce boredom, increase critical thinking, motivation and a variety of other 21st century skills.
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PROJECTS

STUDENT

PODCAST PROJECT

Students chose a topic, wrote a script, created cover art, and composed theme music using a digital audio workstation. A sound engineer visited our class to professionally record the podcasts.

examples of Phoenix Academy students podcast art

ACTIVITY

2ND GRADE

Students learned a dance from Bolivia

CHILILI DANCE

ACTIVITY

1ST GRADE

Students hop from note to note on the staff trying not to touch the floor. If they do, they grab an instrument and play the pattern students are hopping.

THE FLOOR IS LAVA

ACTIVITY

KINDERGARTEN

Students choose movements with the stretchy band to accompany the Sloth Song. They are practicing how to move to a slow steady beat, or largo tempo.

SLOTH SONG

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WHY MUSIC?

TELL ME MORE

Students who have early musical training show increased development in the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. Children can also develop their math and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical education.

Music education also has social benefits as students practice self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Music can provide an outlet for creativity that can also boost self-esteem. Overall, music education positively impacts a child’s development and academic performance.
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