Music

Students sitting in music class

I am really looking forward to getting to know all the new children of Fort Riley Elementary School this year and those returning.  All students have 30 minutes of music instruction three times a week.  The program dates are listed in the school google calendar.

During this school year, 3rd Grade students will learn how to play the recorder.  We will be learning to identify the lines and spaces of the treble clef.  You will probably remember them, “Every Good Boy Does Fine” and “FACE”!  Please help your child learn this!  4th and 5th grade students will also be playing recorders and learning how to read music.  We will also be reviewing note and rest identification/values.  I call these things the “basic skills of music reading.”  Please help your child learn these too!  With a solid foundation of basic music skills, reading and playing recorder music will be so much easier!

Greg Gooden