The halls are alive with the sound of Music!
At Muriel Martin we are pleased to provide our K-6 music program both in English and French. Our program provides students with a variety of musical experiences leading to the understanding and enjoyment of music. All students will have many opportunities to create, perform and respond to music through singing, playing instruments, and movement.
Students in Kindergarten are gradually learning to explore the world of music through songs, singing games, rhythm activities and games, listening, as well as movement activities.
Students in Grades 1-3 will continue the activities listed above with an additional emphasis placed on using the ORFF instruments, singing in tune with an increasing ability to project a good vocal tone, more advanced rhythms, as well as the placement and naming of notes on the musical staff. Students will also learn about the instrument families, the instruments that make up each family and their role in the orchestra.
Students in Grades 4-6 will continue to learn more advanced rhythms, sing and play instruments in 2-part harmony, and continue to work on notation and composition of both music and rhythms. Grade 4 students will learn to play the soprano recorder, Grade 5 students will learn the alto recorder and the ukulele, while Grade 6 students will be part of a beginner band and learn how to play either the flute, the clarinet or the trumpet.
About the music teachers . . .
Caroline is our French Immersion music teacher. She was born in Edmonton, spent some time living in Europe and now lives northwest of Morinville on her hobby farm with her husband, son and large menagerie of pets. She obtained her B. Ed. with a specialization in music from the University of Alberta and has been involved with the Kodaly and ORFF music programs throughout her career.
Brianna is our English music teacher. She was born in Edmonton and obtained her B. Ed. with a major in music from the University of Alberta. She currently lives in Edmonton with her husband and their chocolate lab Cali. In her spare time, Mrs. Christensen enjoys hiking and reading.