Megan Kelley

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Beethoven’s Wig and more fun with Beethoven

Ludwig von Beethoven is one of the most important composers of the Classical period. “Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His father, who was a singer, was his first teacher. After a while, even though he was still only a boy, Ludwig became a traveling performer, and soon, he was supporting his family. …

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Soap and Water Song

Good Morning WGES Musicians! It is so important that we wash our hands right now to help keep our families safe and healthy.  Here is a fun song to sing  and wash your hands to with your families! It reminds me of a pop song…. Can you guess which pop song this was created from?

MusicPlayonline Resource

Good Morning from home! One of the music curriculum resources we use here at WGES in our elementary music room is MusicPlay! The company has provided a FREE LOGIN for students to learn, play games, and have fun with music from home. It works best from a computer, but a tablet will work as well.  …

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Spooky Stories in Music

During the month of October, our music classes will be exploring how music is used to tell stories.  UPK and Kindergarten will explore the stories of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly, and Max found two Sticks. We will be moving to the steady beat, counting songs, and learning how …

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Drum Dream Girl

The next couple of weeks our music classes will explore percussion music written to celebrate a great percussionist, Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who was the first woman drummer on the island of Cuba.   Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle is an award winning book about a little girl who dreamed of playing drums in a time …

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Autumn in the Music Room

In September, our music classes will explore the use of rhythm using hand drums from several different cultures around the world. and bucket drumming. We will learn and play patterns on: A set of African hand drums including congas and djembe drums A set of Native American Buffalo hand drums Cajon drums from Mexico Hand …

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