Music to Our Ears

Music to Our Ears
Music to Our Ears
Fran Sonneborn

One of the many happy surprises borne out of the pandemic protocol (i.e., singing or wind instruments present certain health risks), was the expansion of instrumental music-making. This year, each student in grades K-2 were provided with their own glockenspiel for use in class and at home, when remote. Playing the *glock* requires rhythm control, note-reading, and performance skills -- all of which our students have been learning and practicing throughout the year. Students explored the many tone colors (or timbres) of the orchestra. They learned that composers must also consider the voices and sounds used to produce the music. LE students developed their proficiency on the glockenspiel as they were accompanied by a recording of the orchestra while Primary students followed Mr. Tim’s musical directions. As parents may have noticed while their children were learning remotely from time to time, it’s all music to our ears. Enjoy these clips of Lower El and Primary student performances!