Friday

Hello, welcome to Fridays challenges and interactive content. Please send your teachers videos/recordings of you performing/playing/singing doing anything musical for us to share if you want to!

See below for some fun activities for now and over the weekend, including some amazing music events over the weekend.

Get Active

Beat Goes on Body Percussion (Join Ollie in a body percussion workshop in your own living room)

Test your Brain

Brain Teaser – Send us your answers or reply in the comments section below.

Watch and Listen

Livestreamed: What to see look out for today and over the weekend. Most events can be accessed and re-watched after they have aired.

TodayCarnival of the Animals Royal Philharmonic and Joanna Lumley – The Carnival of the Animals. Live streamed this morning (19mins)

SaturdaySing-A-Long Yellow Submarine. The Beatles classic cartoon is being live streamed in a sing-a-long presentation tomorrow at 10am at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8W5qJYFWOM

SundayStronger Together – Canadian Benefit Concert airing online but also on CTV and CBC. Featuring an unreal amount of Canadian musicians, actors and personalities.

Staff Picks of the Week

On Monday afternoons we will be posting a weekly staff pick of the week.

Please feel free to share your own with us via email or adding comments below!

This weeks topic: “3 Things

  • Something to watch
  • Something to listen to
  • Something you did over Easter

Mrs Ayers

  1. Something to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqOMyz1iQkQ
  2. Something to listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqldh4uYHzo
  3. Some things I did over Easter: I decided to start re-reading the Harry Potter series, and watching the corresponding movie once I was done the book (I’m almost done Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Aside from reading and movies, I took some time to make a list of what I am thankful for:
  • I am thankful that it seems that Spring has finally arrived (the chirping Meadowlarks make my heart happy!).
  • I am thankful for technology that has allowed me to stay connected to family and friends.
  • I am particularly thankful for the frontline workers: the nurses, doctors, grocers, farmers, truck drivers, and others that are working to keep our country running and are taking risks going to work for us.

Mr. Martin

  1. To watch: Virtual Ensembles.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5cGr85LQw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m719Y7Vpoc4
  2. To listen: One World Together Concert (My highlights: Ben Platt, Lizzo, J Lo, Eddie Vedder, Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes, Paul McCartney, John Legend & Sam Smith) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3_C7BwcV0kBlJbBFHTPJQ
  3. Something I did: Lots of Baking and Cooking, Walks, Board and Card games, crafing with the kids and EASTER EGG HUNT!! …and some serious film and TV watching time. Onward was sooo good #ImNotCryingYoureCrying

Mr. Ward

  1. To watch: https://youtu.be/B1eyZAedhY4
  2. To Listen: https://youtu.be/xpdPFLiPLTwYou’ll never hear purer tone than from Alison Balsom! 
  3.  So much spring cleaning!  And redid the basement laundry room.  I’m also reading a biography on John Adams (I likes me some history!) and am working my way through a series of Scottish mystery novels by Ian Rankin.  Lots of time playing outside as well.  It was a good week! 

Ms. Worman

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA
  3. Recorded some music & lots of dog walks

Weekly Schedule – April 20-24th

Hoping you had a restful Easter break. Please see the below weekly schedule of operation for music as we move forward.

New Activities for April 20-24th (click on the appropriate age level and follow the links)

Upcoming Events:

Friday Performance Series (open to students/siblings/parents etc.) Open to anyone interested in doing a live or pre-recorded performance on an upcoming Friday. This could be a solo/duet/trio if you have family members or want to use editing software to mult-track record yourself. Please email your teacher if you would like to do this or want more information!

Masterclasses/Q&A’s/Panel Discussions (Fridays) We will be hosting a series of live masterclasses, panel discussions and Question and Answer sessions with different professional musicians in one of the Friday time slots. Feel free to let us know what type of musicians you would like to see and what subjects, types of music or instruments etc. you would like to talk about!

Music Monday The annual world music day is on Monday May 4th think what you might want to do to celebrate and watch this space!

It’s Virtually Resonate… The Resonate team is working on taking Resonate student music conference online. Details to follow.

Virtual Band Tour – What? How? Yes we aren’t sure yet either but a virtual band tour has been suggested! Let us know what you think this could look like and what we could do?

Music Activities April 6-10th

Dear students, parents and families,

   We hope you had a restful weekend. Please find links below to this week’s music activities below. Have fun, explore, create and feel free to share the results with your family, classmates and staff.

You can also find the weekly activities on the assignments tab in the above blogsite menu.

Over the course of the week we hope to touch base with all students/families that need more information and also those that have already confirmed they will be continuing. Through this correspondence we will form a better idea of where students interest areas and time availability are, which will better guide each students individual plan going forward.

We have also attached an FAQ document that will hopefully answer some common questions.

April 6-10th Activities:

Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher with any questions,

Kendra Worman, Will Martin, AJ Ward, Shelby Ayers

Itinerant Music Education, Prairie Spirit School Division
Box 809 | 121 Collins St., Warman, SK  S0K 4S0

Learners for life

Happy Weekend.

Thank you all for your responses to Music classes going forward. We hope you all take time and can enjoy the weekend.

We are cognizant of the volume of emails you will already be receiving and will try to keep our emails as efficient and effect as possible! We will be updating information and assignments on this blogsite in addition to your preferred option of communication. You can find assignments for students age grouping in the assignments tabs above. Next weeks lessons/information will be posted there in due course and over the coming days.

Take care in there.

PSSD Music Ed Team

PS: Here is one for the Brass players to make your practice in the house a little quieter for everyone else:

*Coffee creamers fit trombone/Baritone bells and that dense foam and glue can substitute for the rubber seal*

Music Classes going forward – Please read.

We are writing to anyone registered in a music class(es) with us this year which has been impacted by school closures.  While many details are yet to be developed, we would like to invite students to join fellow classmates and ourselves in a musical learning journey that will be as flexible and to suit each students’ individual needs and availability.  

Below you will find a sample “menu” of options that students can taste over the next few months.  We will be developing the specifics for each item as we go along, but what we can tell you for now is the following:  

·         Appreciation Appetizers – will focus on music listening and music appreciation (NIR) 

·         Main Studio – will focus on instrument techniques, playing, composition, and more.  

·         Practice Room Desserts – will focus on exercises and developmental material which allow for further growth of Main Studio items (to-go box!)  

·         Wet Your Whistle For Discovery – will focus on project based and inquiry based learning (NIR) 

*NIR – indicates items in which an instrument is not required for the item 

Important Notes: 

·         Students can select items from any or all categories in any order that works for them 

·         Students can learn at their own pace 

·         Students can learn on any instrument(s) they have available to them 

·         “No Instrument Required” items are available for students who do not have an instrument available to learn on at this time 

We have included a link to a survey which we will use to determine which students are participating and which are not at this time.  This will also help guide our teaching to any supplemental learning your student decides to participate in. Please remember that it is invitational, and the musical door is always open! 

Please respond to the following survey by Friday, April 3rd if possible Supplemental learning begins on Monday, April 6th

Supplemental Music Learning Survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2IpnhO7iQEaxwQ3qjs0MKO9f6GhMHf5IjFsQ1XnORQBUNEFNTTk4TkVRME5IMDFJR0xDN0tRVkxCMyQlQCN0PWcu 

We look forward to hearing from you and getting back to creating music!  Let any of us know if you have questions, and we’ll do the best we can to answer them at this time.  Take care and stay safe! 

Kendra Worman, Will Martin, AJ Ward, Shelby Ayers

Itinerant Music Education, Prairie Spirit School Division
Box 809 | 121 Collins St., Warman, SK  S0K 4S0

Learners for life

Virtual Band and other resources – Stay well

*UPDATE: MARCH 30th – We hope you are adjusting to the extra time at home. Our music staff our looking forward to catching up and touching base with families this week. Stay well. *

Sending our thoughts out to everyone right now. Take time, stay safe, take care and stay in contact with each other on the phone or online.

While we take time to see how we can best support students/families in the upcoming period away from the school building here are a couple of fun things to pass the time.

VIrtual Band/Virtual Choir – Download the sheet music, record yourself and be part of the biggest international band or choir in the world! https://musiceducationsummit.org/virtual-band

the Arkells – Online music lessons from the band the Arkells https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/arkells-music-classes-1.5500324?fbclid=IwAR2jqW-Bli1qGo_rNDoQUnddGXlqLgq3yz70Z7akzrQhktjU_k22Zn_i5M4

Live/recorded Music Streams– Keep your eyes peeled for free streaming of mulitple genres of music over the next while. In the meantime the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestra are among as slew of Orchestras streaming concerts for free.

To improve on your instrument and practice at home see some sites below.

Drills:

Music Racer: http://www.musicracer.com/ (gamified note naming and fingerings)

Music Theory: http://www.musictheory.net/

More Music Theory: https://trainer.thetamusic.com/index.php/en

Fingerings:

Flute Trainer: http://www.flutetrainer.com/

Oboe Trainer: http://www.oboetrainer.com/

Bassoon Trainer: http://www.bassoontrainer.com/

Saxophone Trainer: http://www.saxtrainer.musickramer.com/

Brass Trainer: http://classic.musictheory.net/86

Keyboard Trainer: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard/999d

Percussion Basics & more: https://vicfirth.zildjian.com/

Rhythms:

Rhythm practice: https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/14/rhythm-dictation-game-eighth-notes/

Trainer: http://www.therhythmtrainer.com/

Reviews/Tests

Mad Minute Note Naming: http://www.secondrunnerup.com/mmm2/

Music Writing

Noteflight: https://www.noteflight.com/login

Musescore: https://musescore.org/

Music Reading:

Sight Reading Factory: https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Tuning:

Ninja Tuner: https://tuner.ninja/

Fun Music:

https://www.drselfridgemusic.com/