Every class at Fisher comes to music once a week for forty minutes.
Some students ask "Why music? Why does it matter?" My answer is that music helps develop our brain in different ways. It gives us better connection to ourselves and to each other. It helps us to think in new and different perspectives and to try new approaches. Sometimes, it simply just makes us happy and that's enough.
People & Places & Things, oh my!
Focusing on countries allows us to focus on different eras and broader movements of music. For Medieval England, we are learning a country dance and the Summer Canon.
We study influential and innovative musical artists. Our list of great Jazzers includes L. Armstrong, D. Ellington, C. Parker, M. Davis, J. Coltrane, and B. Holiday.
Our current subject is Greek Mythology. The story of Orpheus and Eurydice has inspired operas and musicals. We'll explore music defining and expressing a character.
First Steps in Music
The Feierabend First Steps in Music curriculum focuses on becoming musical people who are tuneful, beatful, and artful. The focus of many lessons are a variety of song, beat, and movement activities.
The lessons can be broken down into seven steps:
1. Pitch Exploration
2. Fragment Song
3. Simple Song
5. Movement Exploration
6. Movement for Beat and Expression
7. Song Tale