Friday, March 1, 2013
Dear Archer Glen Third Grade Parents,
Archer Glen Third Grade students will learn to play the
recorder during the course of this school year.
The recorder curriculum will focus on achieving a characteristic tone
quality and enjoying playing a new instrument.
As always, music lessons will continue to include folk songs,
movement, writing/dictation, listening, and part work, stressing melodic and
rhythmic development. Vocal development
is emphasized above all. The singing
voice is the most important consideration.
The music department is selling good quality recorders for
$5.00 each. I recommend you purchase one
of these recorders as they help young students achieve a characteristic sound,
are not easily overblown, and come with a case, cleaning rod, and “Halo” neck
strap. Please fill out the form attached
with payment, have your child return the form to the music room with a check
payable to Archer Glen Music or payment
in bills, and I will have your child’s recorder set up for the first day of
recorder instruction: his/her name will be engraved on the instrument, and
his/her name will be written on the case.
purchases should be made no later than Friday,
March 15th. Recorder instruction
will begin the week of April 2nd, the week we return from Spring
Break. While students are not required to purchase a recorder, possessing
a real instrument helps encourage many children to feel a sense of ownership in
their musical growth. Loaner
recorders are available, may be checked out during class time, and will be
checked in at the conclusion of this school year.
If you would like to purchase a recorder, please send: 1) $5.00
in bills or a check payable to
ARCHER GLEN MUSIC, along with 2)
The Completed Pre-order form no later than Friday, March 15th. Thank
you for your time, and for the opportunity to teach your children.
Archer Glen Elementary