All 4th, and 5th  grade students will be playing recorders after Christmas break. Returning students, please make sure you know where yours is. 4th and 5th graders will be taking them home every week to practice for Recorder Karate. They must be brought to class every Thursday.

Some students and parents have asked, "Why do we play the recorder?"  Below is link to a Prezi that provides a good explanation:  WHY LEARN TO PLAY THE RECORDER? 


RECORDER KARATE DOJO LINK--CLICK ME!  (Please see you music packet for username and password)

Interactive recorder fingering chart

Free recorder music you can download and print



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Music Classes at Grace

Students at Grace in our PreK-6th grade participate in general music classes twice a week. These activity-based clases  incorporate singing, dancing, and playing instruments.  Even our youngest students play unpitched percussion, Orff xylophones and metalophones, use scarves, hoola hoops, Boomwhackers and chimes. By using a collaborative approach with classroom teachers, students can reinforce concepts from math, language, history, religion, and literature. 

4th and 5th graders participate in Recorder Karate, earning belts for their recorders as they advance in their skills in reading music and playing.  Our 6th grade students continue to grow in music reading by learning to play the ukulele.

Students also particiapte in multiple performances throughout the year, including 7th and 8th grade handbell choir and a vocal choir, festival competitions, Christmas programs, and serve in the community by singing at nursing homes and the airport.