Grace Notes
(Grades 5-7)
Tutor: Abbie Stewart
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 3 (10:45-11:30)

Description: Grace Notes is a fun, singing-focused class designed to equip students in being “tuneful, beatful, and artful” musicians. We also learn about the foundational elements of music and critical listening skills. Students will grow in appreciation for the musicians and composers of the past and present as we experience some of their compositions through listening and movement. Students will learn about musical instruments, and interact socially through the medium of music while having fun preparing songs for our concerts.

Grace Notes performs at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase.

Vocal coach/director: Abbie Stewart has a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from North Central University with a double minor in Business Administration and Christian Studies. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, has played the flute since 4th grade, and has been involved in auditioned choirs in high school, college, and beyond. A memorable moment in her musical journey was when she learned to harmonize with her sisters at age 12 during a family mission trip in Tanzania. She has a passion for seeing students fall in love with music at a young age like she did and experience “light-bulb” moments. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, songwriting, and serving on the worship team at church alongside her husband, Thomas.

Cost: $119, $129 or $139 per semester (depending on registration date)
: Grades 5-6

Prerequisite: none
Homework: Practicing at home using Google Classroom
Supplies:  The cost of the music is included in the price of the class.  Students will need Access to Google Classroom, a folder dedicated JUST to choir music (not in a multi-subject binder), and a sharpened pencil with erasure (no pens!).