Music at Goshen Friends School
This past month the GFS music classes have been exploring rhythm! We have practiced keeping a steady beat, recognizing changes in tempo, and learning about music notation. The fourth graders even got to draw their own music notation examples using chalk in the parking lot.
To help with rhythmic study our students have been experimenting with different types of percussion instruments, even using plastic cups to perform various beat patterns. In October we will continue our exploration and add in pitch study. I’m looking forward to introducing the students to Boomwackers as we learn about the steps of the scale.
In “Sing” our 2nd-5th graders are working on a song called Everyone Belongs and we will be adding more holiday songs in the coming month to prepare for our Winter Concert.