MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 UPDATE

Hello students! Check out the fun music activities below!

Activity 1:  MUSIC INTERVIEW

You get to be a Music News Reporter!  Interview family members about their musical backgrounds and interests.  Ask parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins! Use the following questions:

1. What is your favorite song right now and why?

2. What instruments do you play?

3. What does music mean to you?

4.  Who are your favorite artists?

Share your results with me by Email:  shouser@gotanks.org  Enjoy the activity and I look forward to hearing from you!

Activity 2: HAND-WASHING DANCE

Create a short dance routine incorporating the different ways we’re recommended to wash our hands (scrubbing nails, between fingers, etc).  Check out this one for inspiration. Have mom or dad record your performance and share it with me by Email:  shouer@gotanks.org  I can’t wait to see your videos!

 

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 UPDATE

MUSIC RESOURCES FOR YOUR CHILD

Here are some links to several music Youtube and Website pages for your child during this extended time at home.  Stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see your child again soon! 

 

AN EXCELLENT WEBSITE FOR ALL AGES

During this outbreak, Musicplayonline.com is free for all students to use.
The student login is snow and the password is 2020

 

KINDERGARTEN/1ST GRADE

Warm up your voice by naming these tunes!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdRkFFdkhm4

Review your quarter note and eighth note rhythms by playing POISON RHYTHM!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROUBdYTxR74

Meet the Orchestra!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Jc4sP0BEE

Get up and move!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psUPYR235O8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhS_gbZdqo&feature=youtu.be

Listen to a song story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPZtuPyXRfw&t=279s

Orff Expectations - A Favoite Video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL0Qk7kRGak

 

4TH/5TH GRADE RECORDERS

RECORDERS

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzPP1Evz0WkQkPXJMWk0c64KPBssoljyg

RECORDER KARATE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWUwyQ2bI7qG

 

CLASSICAL PIANO LISTENING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlcQWUn5DeI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M93qXQWaBdE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMBjzguZwk

 

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WELCOME TO THE UNIOTO ELEMENTARY MUSIC WEBSITE!

Hello!  My name is Shirley Houser and I am the general music teacher for grades K-5.

This website will be updated throughout the school year in order to inform you of upcoming events in the elementary music department.  Check back often for updates!

About Me

BA in Music Education with Piano Concentration from Anderson University, IN, 1986

MME in Music Education with Kodaly Emphasis, Certification Level I, II and III from Capital University, OH, 2008

+15 from Ashland University, OH, 2009

Orff Level I, Summer 2016

Orff Level II, Summer 2017

Orff Level III, Summer 2019

 

Philosophy of Music Education

Music education, an essential form of communication, fosters personal expression, critical thinking, listening skills and a life-long appreciation for music.

Purpose of Elementary Music Education

The purpose of elementary music education is to give students the gift of music literacy. Students will receive comprehensive training in:

  • Rhythm                                
  • Solfege
  • Sight-singing
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Performing
  • Creating
  • Aural & visual memory perceptions

 Check the Standards page for more info on the Kodaly Method of Music Education.

 

 

 



Contact

Shirley Houser

Unioto Elementary School 138 Sandusky Blvd Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 773-4103