• 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 sixth year teaching music at Kellar Primary and my eighth 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 with an endorsement in ESL from Concordia University Chicago. 
    I enjoy the Kellar educational community and look forward to future experiences growing 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…
    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 has started on September 19th.  The group will meet every Thursday morning at 7:30 am.  We currently have 3 performances and 2 field trips scheduled.  This is a fun experience for students and parents both!  The Trips and Performances are as follows:


    Music Club Field Trips:

                                            Nutcracker December 12, 9:00am
                                            Spring Celebration at the Courhouse TBA
    Grade Level Concerts with Music Club:  
                                            3rd and 4th Grade Fine Arts Night November 5, 6:00pm
                                            1st and 2nd Grade Fine Arts Night February 4, 6:00pm
                                            Kindergarten Fine Arts Night April 7,  6:00pm
    Performance Details:
    All Kellar Primary School students have the opportunity to perform in our grade level concerts.  
    These performances will take place in the gymnasium of Kellar Primary School.  Additional  information will be communicated to parents and guardians during the school year.  This is always A LOT of fun!  
    If there are ever days when we need an "at home" lesson, the following is important...

    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 (speeds) do you hear?
         What is the genre or style of the music?
         What dynamics (loud/soft) are being used?
         How does the music make you feel?
    Please have answers ready for verbal conversation to be applied to a class activity!
    Have a great day,  
    Mr. Anderson