Music

April 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

April is going to be a cool month of musical learning. The 3rd grade Music Afterschool Program began on February 5th. The program will continue through May. We will be doing a variety of composition, rhythm, movement and singing exercises in addition to the recorder. During blended in person learning 2nd and 4th grade students have been learning ukulele and bucket drums. In the meantime, here is a list of recourses you can access to help keep you making music at home! Please reach out to me with any questions at MClifford@schools.nyc.gov

Sincerely,

Mr. Clifford

Music Teacher

Grades PK-2

Movement:

Here’s an awesome, free resource to get you moving and making music at home:

https://newvictory.org/new-victory-arts-break-just-move-week/

Listening:

https://www.youtube.com/user/DoodleChaos/videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk&list=RDEM3VGq8Ysq0P67pRncwzau9A&start_radio=1

Grades 3-5

Instruments:

Learn how to play ukulele, guitar, keyboard and drums with Little Kids Rock:

http://jamzone.littlekidsrock.org/lessons/

For anyone with a ukulele, this site has a ton of great play along videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZjDV_1UEbVsAQA_q9tyTWw

Composition:

This is a really great program where you can create your own music with different electronic instruments:

https://www.soundtrap.com

www.mikecliffordmusic.com

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Michael Clifford

Email address: MClifford@schools.nyc.gov