Kindergarten students recently finished a unit on Native American music and how music impacts their lives.
First graders are singing sol and mi on the staff and experiencing with percussion instruments.
Second graders studying the culture of India and will be performing a Bollywood dance!
Third graders are studying orchestral instruments and music identify them by sight and sound! Perfect timing for our visit to the Symphony on February 29!
Fourth graders are enjoying a folk dancing unit and have learned group and partner dances.
Fifth graders are studying major and minor keys and learning how to identify intervals.
Seventh and Eighth graders are rockin' bucket drumming with Orff rhythms!
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
In Preschool and PreK, students get music once a week for 20 minutes. There, we explore sounds, movement, singing, and skills! Learning is always an adventure. Preschool performs in at least three performances a year! In Kindergarten, students receive music once or twice (Enrichment) a week for 30 minutes. Students build the foundation for K-8 Music and begin to learn what it means to be a musician and performer! Kindergarten performs in at least three performances a year. Students in First through Fifth grade receive music twice a week for 40 minutes. From worship, rhythm, beat, singing, instruments and dance, all aspects of music give students a well-rounded music education.
In Middle School, students have a variety of ways to receive music. If students are not in band or choir, they will take a weekly general music class to explore other areas of music. From music technology, music analysis, music performance, or music history, students have a chance to show their creativity and talent while having fun.
Education/Degrees Held: Masters in Music Education with an Emphasis in Kodaly from Colorado State University. Bachelor's in Music Performance with an Emphasis in Voice and a Theater Minor from Colorado Christian University.
Certifications/Credentials: All three Kodaly levels and holds a K-12 music license.
Growing up in a musical family, Jennifer was destined for the arts. Performing on stage and using her gifts has always been her passion until she discovered that she loves to see her students shine on stage even more. Prior to teaching in 2006, she spent time touring and traveling with different performance companies such as Up with People, Missoula Children's Theatre, and the Palm Beach Princess cruise line. She has spent most of her career teaching music and drama in charter schools but is thrilled to be at Denver Christian School. Along with teaching full time, she also runs a private piano and voice studio and has directed and performed in shows all across the Denver Metro Area where she served as Vice President for Platte Valley Players in Brighton. She also has a passion for leadership and helping others and establishments become their very best. Her greatest prayer for students of any age is that they learn to believe in themselves and have the confidence to do anything God has put before their path!