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A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ March 2018



In like a lion, and out like a lamb! March is a time of change and growth for Tashua. As we begin our
journey toward spring, it is important to keep improving our musical minds. Tashua students are
achieving at high levels in all grades. Our kindergarten and 1 st grade students are identifying notes
and rhythms, as well as learning to use their voices safely while singing. 2 nd graders are enjoying new
motor function games that are helping to create steady and complex rhythmic structures. Perhaps
one of the most exciting musical endeavors this month is in 3 rd grade. They have received their
recorders! The recorder is the first wind instrument that most students are introduced to. The benefits
of this new unit will stay with the students throughout their musical careers, in school or otherwise.
Reading music while correctly playing an instrument is not easy, but they are up for the challenge! 4 th
graders will be continuing to experiment with new ways to write music and poetry to be presented to
the class. Finally, I am proud to report that our fifth graders are working hard to sing music that is
rated for middle school chorus students. They sound amazing! This month they’ll finish writing the
Class of 2017 Tashua Blues, which will be performed at the spring concert. What an exciting time to
be a musician at Tashua!

March 2017 Tiger Times