• Welcome to the Kellar Online Music Classroom!

    Music Clef
    Mr. Joshua Anderson
    Music Teacher
    A Note!


    My name is Mr. Joshua Anderson.  This is my fifth year teaching music at Kellar Primary and my seventh year in the Peoria School District.  I have taught all ages, K-12, and also have experience in higher education at Kansas State University and Texas Tech University.  I am a Farmington, IL native and attended Illinois State University securing a Bachelor’s degree in Music education and hold a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and ESL from Concordia University Chicago.  I am enjoying the Kellar educational community and look forward to future experiences with the students.  This site will be used to connect parents/guardians and students with additional information about the music classroom and activities.  Please feel free to email if you have any questions!


    So far this year…


    Learning Anytime Plan:

    If we have a "learning anytime" day because of weather, please attend to the following:
    Listen to your favorite song or songs, then remember the answers to the following for a class discussion:
         What tempos do you hear?
         What is the genre or style of the music?
         What dynamics are being used?
         How does the music make you feel?
    Please of these answer ready for a verbal conversation that will be applied to an in class activity!
    The students and I have been working hard on new music appreciation and theory concepts.  My goal is to make the music classroom a FUN and STRUCTURED atmosphere.  We have already started to use instruments and movement as a part of our learning process.  These elements allow your child to learn while having fun!

    Music Club:

    Music Club will start in October.  We meet Thursday mornings at 7:30 am.  We currently have 5 performances scheduled!  Additionally, we also take two Music Club field trips.  This is a fun experience for students and parents both!  The performances are as follows:

    Field Trip

    Grade Level Concert:  3rd and 4th Grade - Music Club
                                            1st and 2nd Grade - Music Club
                                            Kindergarten - Music Club
    Courthouse Spring Celebration
    Performance Details:
    All students have the opportunity to perform in our grade level concerts.  
    November 6            3rd/4th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    February 5               1st/2nd 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    April 9                      Kindergarten 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
    These performances will take place in the gymnasium of Kellar Primary School.  Additional information will send a note home during the school year.  This will be a lot of fun!  
    Have a great day,  
    Mr. Anderson