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I live in Pueblo West with my husband, our 2 children and our dog. My daughter, Ariella, is in seventh grade this year, and my son, Ammon, is a Junior in high school. I have lived in Colorado for my whole life, and I love to hike in the mountains. I enjoy practicing yoga, and I love to sing and write music. It's my 21st year teaching elementary school music, and my third year here as a Turman Eagle!
Music is inherently connected to all disciplines we learn in school. Music is an important aspect of our communities, our culture, and our history. Sound is a science. Music is a language. Music theory is highly mathematical. Music is also a great way to explore and express our thoughts and feelings. I believe in the power of music. Participating in musical activities contributes to brain development, and it can help us to self-regulate. Music brings people together.
I like to make music class as fun and engaging as possible. I also hope to include an abundance of music literacy and music theory for the benefit of our young musicians. I have learned that all human beings can become great musicians with enough practice. In the music room, students will be analyzing music, moving to music, practicing performance skills, singing, playing instruments, and expressing original musical ideas.
The first quarter of the school year is all about the fundamentals of beat, meter, and rhythm.
K - Kindergarten musicians will be exploring the beat of music through movement and rhythm instruments. We will also be exploring our singing voices in fun and creative ways.
1 - First-grade musicians are strengthening our understanding of the beat by learning beat patterns (meter). First-grade classes will also be singing, moving, and playing rhythm instruments.
2-3 - Second and third-grade musicians are learning the fundamentals of music literacy. We will be taking our strong understanding of the beat and learning how to read and write beats and rhythms within the meter of a piece of music. We will be composing on paper and with Quaver Music on our computers.
4-5 Fourth and fifth-grade students are becoming leaders in music class. We will be discussing how music contributes to a community and how we would like to create music that makes a difference.
Stay tuned for more information about music club for Eagles who want to sing in a choir and learn to play instruments at a higher level (grades 3-5).
If you ever have any questions about Turman's music program, please feel free to contact me: