Welcome to the Quogue Elementary Music page!
SING, DANCE, AND PLAY the tuneful, beatful, artful way!
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams...
Welcome to the Quogue Elementary School music page. My name is Carolyn Doyle and I have been teaching music at the Quogue School for 16 years! I teach classroom music, chorus, band, lessons, the musical, and anything music related at the Quogue School. Our music class is an engaging class that encourages all of our students to be "Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful." Lessons will have students singing, dancing, playing instruments, and expressing themselves through music.
The characteristics of a good musician can be summarized as follows: A well-trained ear, A well-trained intelligence, A well-trained heart, A well-trained hand. -Zoltan Kodaly
Mission Statement: Quogue Elementary School strives to create children that will be lifelong music participants. Lessons are formed around the notion that each person should be "Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful." A tuneful person will be able to sing a lullaby to their child, and sing at community and ceremonial functions. A beatful person will be able to dance on the beat, clap their hands in time with others, and march in step in a parade. An artful person will seek meaningful musical experiences through participation and listening.
Primary grades will strengthen their tonal and rhythmic skills through simple songs, circle games, simple beat accompaniments, expressive movements and folk dances. Students will echo, decode, and create music patterns using solfege and rhythm syllables. Students must be able to hear the music in their heads before we begin literacy. We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.-Kodaly After reading tonal and rhythmic pattern students will learn the traditional staff and note names.
4th-6th Grade classroom music studies include choral study, dance, guitar, classroom instruments, music technology, music history, theory and literacy. Students will learn to be literate in the treble and bass clef. Students should be fluent in the tonal and rhythmic sequence by the conclusion of their elementary music study. (See tonal and rhythmic sequence).
All students are highly encouraged to participate in our instrumental program. Learning an instrument and performing in band can foster a great sense of community and accomplishment. We deeply value every musician in our band! Lessons occur primarily before and after school. Band rehearses every Tuesday morning (starts October 5th). Chamber Choir is a group of wonderful singers that rehearse every Thursday morning (starting October 7th). All 4th-6th graders are invited to join.
I hope this website is helpful in keeping you informed of our busy music schedule.
I will post lots of music material on students respective Music Google Classrooms.
You can join as a guardian or borrow their device to see what we're up to in music class & lessons!
Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Our Music Class Rules: "The Quaver 5"
1. Be Safe
2. Be Polite
3. Be Cooperative
4. Be Respectful
5. Be Kind