• Hello and welcome to my distance learning page!

    I will be available to communicate using my CBSD e-mail (ssteen@cbsd.org) between the hours of 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM and will be using One Note and Canvas to collect all student work and provide feedback. 

    Canvas: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26470

     

     

Assignments April-June 2020

  • Distance Learning Assignments - Please refer to the canvas page to complete all assignments.  Please also check student/parent email. 

     

    1. Practice Video - due on Canvas/flipgrid by April 19th (A Day) or 26th (B Day)

    2. Student Choice Assignment #1 - due April 23rd (A Day) or April 30th (B Day)

    3. Student Choice Assignment #2 - due May 7th (A Day) or May 14th ( B Day)

    4. Student Choice Assignment #3 - due May 21st (A Day) or May 28th (B Day)

    5. Final Assessment  - due June 10th. 


3/31/2020 A Day

  • Date: March 31 A Day

    Overview – Music Practice Session

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Review all band music pieces and identify trouble spots to work on. You can practice concert band, symphonic band, jazz band, piano, guitar, solo's, etc. 

    Three quick things to know - 

    1.) All concert music pdfs are on your one note page.

    2.) You can still clap out the rhythms and work on music terminology even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    3.) Go to JW Pepper to listen to recordings of each concert piece.  You can also search youtube to find recordings of pieces you are working on. 

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Listen to the recording of each piece while you LOOK at your music. Do not play. Just follow the music notation and listen.

    Step 2: Circle any trouble spots. For example: measures with tricky rhythms, accidentals, unfamiliar notes, etc.

    Step 3: Highlight all expression markings. For example: dynamics, expression markings, tempo marking, etc.

    Step 4: You don't need to practice the whole piece. Just practice the trouble spots that you identified. 

     

    Links/Activities –

    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp

    https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26470

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 5)


3/30/2020 B Day

  • Date: March 26 A Day/ March 30 B Day

    Overview – Family Lesson #1 

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Choose a family member to give a music lesson to. You will work on this lesson all week and submit a flipgrid video by Monday March 30th

    Three quick things to know – Have fun!!

    1.) You may teach them a simple melody on an instrument. (Ex: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Twinkle Twinkle, etc) or something more challenging from your music rep.  It will all depend on the teacher, student, and previous experience playing an instrument!

    2.) If you do not have an instrument at home to play on you can teach this person about music notation and terminology.  Tell them what all those symbols on the page means and give them a quiz!

    3.) You could also take this opportunity to share a favorite piece of music/song with your family member and tell them why you love it so much.  Then maybe they will share a new song with you in return.

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Decide if you will teach how to play an instrument, teach about music, or share a new piece of music with your family member.

    Step 2: Set up practice/lesson times with your family member so you can work together a couple of times this week.

    Step 3: Choose a time to record your  video.

    Step 4: Submit your video to canvas. You will find a flipgrid link under your canvas assignments. 

    Links/Activities

    https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26470

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 4)


3/26/2020 A Day

  • Date: March 26 A Day/ March 30 B Day

    Overview – Family Lesson #1 

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Choose a family member to give a music lesson to. You will work on this lesson all week and submit a flipgrid video by Monday March 30th

    Three quick things to know – Have fun!!

    1.) You may teach them a simple melody on an instrument. (Ex: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Twinkle Twinkle, etc) or something more challenging from your music rep.  It will all depend on the teacher, student, and previous experience playing an instrument!

    2.) If you do not have an instrument at home to play on you can teach this person about music notation and terminology.  Tell them what all those symbols on the page means and give them a quiz!

    3.) You could also take this opportunity to share a favorite piece of music/song with your family member and tell them why you love it so much.  Then maybe they will share a new song with you in return.

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Decide if you will teach how to play an instrument, teach about music, or share a new piece of music with your family member.

    Step 2: Set up practice/lesson times with your family member so you can work together a couple of times this week.

    Step 3: Choose a time to record your  video.

    Step 4: Submit your video to canvas. You will find a flipgrid link under your canvas assignments. 

    Links/Activities

    https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26470

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 4)


3/25/2020 B Day

  • Date: March 24 A Day/ March 25 B Day

    Overview – Family Lesson #1 

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Choose a family member to give a music lesson to. You will work on this lesson all week and submit a flipgrid video by Sunday March 29th

    Three quick things to know – Have fun!!

    1.) You may teach them a simple melody on an instrument. (Ex: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Twinkle Twinkle, etc) or something more challenging from your music rep.  It will all depend on the teacher, student, and previous experience playing an instrument!

    2.) If you do not have an instrument at home to play on you can teach this person about music notation and terminology.  Tell them what all those symbols on the page means and give them a quiz!

    3.) You could also take this opportunity to share a favorite piece of music/song with your family member and tell them why you love it so much.  Then maybe they will share a new song with you in return.

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Decide if you will teach how to play an instrument, teach about music, or share a new piece of music with your family member.

     

    Step 2: Set up practice/lesson times with your family member so you can work together a couple of times this week.

     

    Step 3: Choose a time to record your  video.

     

    Step 4: Submit your video to canvas. You will find a flipgrid link under your canvas assignments. 

     

    Links/Activities

    https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26470

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 3)


3/24/2020 A Day

  • Date: March 24 A Day/ March 25 B Day

    Overview – Family Lesson #1 

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Choose a family member to give a music lesson to. You will work on this lesson all week and submit a flipgrid video by Sunday March 29th

    Three quick things to know – Have fun!!

    1.) You may teach them a simple melody on an instrument. (Ex: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Twinkle Twinkle, etc) or something more challenging from your music rep.  It will all depend on the teacher, student, and previous experience playing an instrument!

    2.) If you do not have an instrument at home to play on you can teach this person about music notation and terminology.  Tell them what all those symbols on the page means and give them a quiz!

    3.) You could also take this opportunity to share a favorite piece of music/song with your family member and tell them why you love it so much.  Then maybe they will share a new song with you in return.

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Decide if you will teach how to play an instrument, teach about music, or share a new piece of music with your family member.

     

    Step 2: Set up practice/lesson times with your family member so you can work together a couple of times this week.

     

    Step 3: Choose a time to record your  video.

     

    Step 4: Submit your video to canvas. You will find a flipgrid link under your canvas assignments. 

     

    Links/Activities

    https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26470

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 3)


3/23/2020 B Day

  • Date: March 23 B Day

    Overview – Practice Concert Music and search for a solo or small group piece to play. 

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Practice concert music. Practice a solo or small ensemble piece.  You may practice individually or use technology(teams, facetime, apps, etc) to practice with a friend.

    Three quick things to know - 

    1.) All concert music pdfs are on your one note page.

    2.) You can still clap out the rhythms and work on music terminology even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    3.) You can still search for solo/small group music even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Practice the trouble spots you identified in your concert music. Email me with any questions. We can also chat in teams so I can help you and give you live feedback!

     

    Step 2: Practice your solo or small ensemble piece.  If you did not select one yet please search online to find a solo.

     

    Links/Activities – Listen to concert rep on Pepper. Here are a few places to search for free sheet music

    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp

    https://www.8notes.com/

    https://musescore.com/

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 2)


3/19/2020 A Day

  • Date: March 19 A Day

    Overview – Practice Concert Music and search for a solo or small group piece to play. 

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Practice concert music. Practice a solo or small ensemble piece.  You may practice individually or use technology(teams, facetime, apps, etc) to practice with a friend.

    Three quick things to know - 

    1.) All concert music pdfs are on your one note page.

    2.) You can still clap out the rhythms and work on music terminology even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    3.) You can still search for solo/small group music even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Practice the trouble spots you identified in your concert music. Email me with any questions. We can also chat in teams so I can help you and give you live feedback!

     

    Step 2: Practice your solo or small ensemble piece.  If you did not select one yet please search online to find a solo.

     

    Links/Activities – Listen to concert rep on Pepper. Here are a few places to search for free sheet music

    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp

    https://www.8notes.com/

    https://musescore.com/

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 2)


3/18/2020 B Day

  • Date: March 18 B Day

    Overview – Concert Rep Review

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Review all spring concert music pieces and identify trouble spots to work on.

    Three quick things to know - 

    1.) All concert music pdfs are on your one note page.

    2.) You can still clap out the rhythms and work on music terminology even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    3.) Go to JW Pepper to listen to recordings of each concert piece.  

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Listen to the recording of each piece while you LOOK at your music. Do not play. Just follow the music notation and listen.

    Step 2: Circle any trouble spots. For example: measures with tricky rhythms, accidentals, unfamiliar notes, etc.

    Step 3: Highlight all expression markings. For example: dynamics, expression markings, tempo marking, etc.

    Step 4: Email or remind message me with questions about any trouble spots you find.

     

    Links/Activities –

    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 1)


3/17/2020 A DAY

  • Date: March 17 A Day

    Overview – Concert Rep Review

    Estimated Time - 30min

    Explanation – Review all spring concert music pieces and identify trouble spots to work on.

    Three quick things to know - 

    1.) All concert music pdfs are on your one note page.

    2.) You can still clap out the rhythms and work on music terminology even if you don’t have your instrument at home.

    3.) Go to JW Pepper to listen to recordings of each concert piece.  

    Tasks -

    Step 1: Listen to the recording of each piece while you LOOK at your music. Do not play. Just follow the music notation and listen.

    Step 2: Circle any trouble spots. For example: measures with tricky rhythms, accidentals, unfamiliar notes, etc.

    Step 3: Highlight all expression markings. For example: dynamics, expression markings, tempo marking, etc.

    Step 4: Email or remind message me with questions about any trouble spots you find.

     

    Links/Activities –

    https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/welcome.jsp

    Method of Communication – Email/Remind Message (Day 1)