Anne Gray is our music teacher.

Welcome to MÚSICA where the good vibes flow!


Music education at W.O. Mitchell is designed to be fun and meaningful.  Students have a wide variety of musical experiences including songs, music and movement games and listening exercises.  Kindergarten through grade 3 play a variety of percussion instruments, while grade 4 and 5 students learn recorder, hand bells and ukulele.  Through these creative experiences, students are taught to read, write, identify and create melodies and rhythms, with a focus on confidence and musical literacy..

Kinders begin the year with focussing on how much we use our ears, and explore sounds in and around the school.  From there, they learn a host of new songs, rhymes and movement games, as well as watching interactive music videos to discover beat and rhythm.

Students in grade one, two and three continue their focus on new rhythmic patterns (quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, quarter rest) and simple rhymes and songs for reinforcement. Solfeggio syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) are introduced along with corresponding hand signs. Students learn new music and movement games to reinforce concepts taught in class and build performance confidence. In December, grades 1 and 2 perform in the Christmas/holiday musical.

Grade 4 and 5 students begin with a review of known rhythmic patterns and will progress to learning new rhythmic patterns (including triplets, eighth-sixteenth combinations, syncopation and dotted rhythms).  Students have the opportunity to compose and share rhythmic and melodic compositions and raps.  A variety of new music games are taught to reinforce curricular concepts.  From September to December, grades 4 and 5 have the opportunity to sing in the choir and perform a holiday concert.  In the spring, grades 3, 4 and 5 perform in the school musical, and grade 3 students perform in the Que Pasa Spanish celebration at the Jubilee auditorium.

August 2023

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