Our Music Programs



Yulee Elementary

Appalachian Dulcimer – Robyn Nemes
Drum Line – Les DeMerle
Elementary Band – Stan Barry

Callahan Elementary

Appalachian Dulcimer – Robyn Nemes, Spring session

Wildlight Elementary

Violin, Shelby Trevor

Guitar, Michelle Bedecarre

Southside Elementary

No music classes at this time

Yulee Primary

No music classes at this time

Bryceville: Honors Chorus prep, Spring

Callahan Intermediate

Guitar, 5th graders, Michelle Bedecarre

Hilliard Elementary

Appalachian Dulcimer – Robin Nemes, Fall; Vickey Moore, Spring


"Thank you for the dulcimers. I have fun playing the dulcimers. I like taking them home. Thank you so, so much for doing this program."

Taylor


Dulcimer Class
Dulcimer Class.

Why Teach Music?

MUSIC IS A SCIENCE
It is exact, specific; it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a chart,
a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and
harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

MUSIC IS MATHEMATICS
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions which must be
done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

MUSIC IS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly
not English--but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to
represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal
language. Also, many songs we study are from other cultures.

MUSIC IS PHYSICAL EDUCATION
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial
muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach
and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind
interprets.

MOST OF ALL, MUSIC IS ART
It allows a human being to take all these dry, technically boring (but difficult)
techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing science cannot
duplicate; humanism, feeling, emotion.

 
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