Music and Art
I am excited to be the Music & Art Teacher at St. Damian School and the Choir Director and Director of the 8th grade Musical.
I believe that a child’s creativity is instrumental in his/her mental, social and emotional development. What better opportunity to develop one’s creativity than through the arts? I have developed a positive and inspiring program for your future star.
Creating with students in K-5th grade in Art class!
Learning through the arts is important to the students overall development including motor skills, language development, self-confidence, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness and improved academic performance.
Through the Youth Choir, students in 4th -8th grade, receive training in basic music theory and choral performance. By developing musical skills and performing in public, the children acquire poise, increased self-esteem and an understanding that discipline and hard work bring rewards.
Our Youth Choir is already in full swing and sounding beautiful! Practices are after school until 4:15 on one or two Wednesday's of the month. Come sing and pray with us at the 9:00 am school mass on Tuesday's.
The Preschool and Kindergarten Academy
With the help of their Musical Friend, “Freddie the Frog” and his adventures on Treble Clef Island, have been dancing and singing and learning about the dynamics and tempo of music! The Kindergarteners are learning to sing on pitch through Solfege hand signals, scales and warm up songs.
They have enjoyed movement with musical scarves and playing drums, maracas and rhythm sticks to the beat of music.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade
We have been warming up our voices and learning to sing on pitch through Solfege hands signals, scales and warm up songs. Ask them to sing the “Oreo Song” for you! They have been leaning tempo words, the dynamics of music, and songs that we sing at our Tuesday 9:00 am school mass.
4th and 5th Grade
Group Piano Instruction
The students have just begun group piano instruction. 4th grade will learn the basics of the keyboard, theory and notes. 5th grade will continue from last year's instruction and further advance on the keyboard through reading sheet music, notes, and proper fingering as they play familiar tunes on the piano.
6th and 7th Grade
The students have been having fun working together in groups and developing self confidence in their Music/Drama class through improvisation. While "thinking on their feet", they have been learning the art of decision making, cooperation and characterization in an ensemble setting.
The students in 8th grade have been working hard singing, dancing and memorizing lines for their performance. Please look over the monthly schedule with your child to see what days they need to be at practice.
Join us with the whole family. It is a show to remember!
Sunday, 3/26-Thursday, 3/30.
This is the week we put the show together with sound, staging, music, lighting, costumes and make-up. It is important that the students attend every practice. Practices will be from 6:00-9:00pm each night on stage in the gym.
The Class of 2017 Presents.....
The Musical, The Lion King
Friday, March 31st: School Performance at 10:00am
Friday, March 31st at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1st at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00pm