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Inquiring in Year 9 Music

I have just finished a unit of inquiry with my Year 9 Music students, and I’m so proud of what the students were able to achieve. I won’t talk about everything we did, but I will share with you what … Continue reading

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Golden Silence

One of the first things you learn when learning to read music is how to read rhythm, more specifically how long you have to hold a note for. The second thing you learn is the rests, or silences, and how … Continue reading

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Musical legacy: Inspiring Creativity and Curiosity

Photo by miamism The highlights of my day so far have included – Listening to the spooky stories with accompanying music that my grade 8’s wrote for fun. – Listening to the “Four Seasons” piano piece my students Do Yeon … Continue reading

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Creating your own Frontier Psychiatrist using Polyphontics

When I was in university the song “Frontier Psychiatrist” by the Avalanches was definitely a favourite of mine, add to that my love for Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” and you can see that I was destined to learn how to … Continue reading

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Grade 10’s compositions for Charlie Chaplin film

Today is Invention Day at our school as part of Da Vinci Week where we celebrate the Sciences, Technology and the Arts. My student’s contribution to Invention Day is twofold. My grade 10’s are sharing their compositions that they set … Continue reading

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