eCHAT Music
(Grade 2)
Tutor: Christina Sluka
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 3 (2:00 - 2:45 p.m.)

Description:   This class will focus on students becoming tuneful, rhythmic, and artistic. It will include skills such as singing melody, listening for correct pitch, and growing familiar with tone and dynamics. Students will also begin to explore music theory by clapping rhythms and using other instruments such as boom whackers and bells. A composer will be highlighted throughout the year and students will identify the sound of different instruments used in an orchestra. Students may be invited to play instruments, narrate, sing solos or duets for the Christmas program and spring showcase. It's helpful for preparation of roles, if parents could let the instructor know as soon as possible if your child will not be able to attend one or both of these performances. Additionally, it is to everyone's advantage if each child spent 5-10 minutes during weeks 12-15 to practice the songs for the performance.

Students will be invited to perform with their class for the Christmas program and spring showcase.

Tutor: Christina Sluka, with her husband, David, educated their four children at home for over 10 years. She has a M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas including a K-6 elementary teaching license. Their family has served as missionaries in the metro area and overseas. Her desire is for children to encounter the love of God and know who they are in Christ so they can advance the kingdom of God wherever He leads them.

Cost:  $115, $125 or $135 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grade 2
Prerequisite:  Interest in music
Homework5-10 minutes of daily practice in the 3 weeks leading up to the Christmas program and spring showcase.
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