The O'Farrell Charter School

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Elementary Music

Orff Xylophone
Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
I teach Elementary Music at O'Farrell Community School. It's fun singing songs and teaching kids the fundamentals of music while preparing them for a successful academic career, regardless of whether or not they pursue Music in middle/high school.  Music is such an important part of our lives!

Basic Note Identification Exercise:
Online Sequencing Tool (fun!):
School Concerts:
Winter Concert: Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 4:00pm, Hollis Gentry III Auditorium
Spring Concert: Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Hollis Gentry III Auditorium
Soprano Recorders
Starting in 3rd Grade, we use Soprano Recorders as part of class.  I like to use the Yamaha Young Recorder Series, which come in four colors (white opaque, rose-red translucent, lime-green translucent, and teal-blue translucent).  Recorders cost $5 when purchased through O'Farrell, but are also available online for competitive prices (though you'll need to pay shipping).  Recorder order forms are due by September 16, 2016!
After School Music Club:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00pm to 3:30pm in 611 (Mr. Rauh's room)
We are a small Xylophone Ensemble focused on performing seasonal music for school functions.  Open to 3rd-5th graders!  Limited seating available--hard working students with good grades get priority.