Welcome to the Kellar Online Music Classroom!Mr. Joshua AndersonMusic Teacherjoshua.firstname.lastname@example.orgA Note!
Hello!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!Classroom: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 TripGrade Level Concert: 3rd and 4th Grade - Music Club1st and 2nd Grade - Music ClubKindergarten - Music ClubCourthouse Spring CelebrationPerformance Details:All students have the opportunity to perform in our grade level concerts.November 6 3rd/4th 6:00pm - 7:00pmFebruary 5 1st/2nd 6:00pm - 7:00pmApril 9 Kindergarten 6:00pm - 7:00pmThese 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