General Music for students in third grade is all about recorder! Students will continue to explore many musical concepts, but a good deal of our time in music class will be applying their musical skills to learning to play the recorder. Not only is this a wonderful preparation should students choose to start a band instrument in fourth grade, but playing the recorder is a lot of fun!
In the spring, third graders will participate in a spring concert to share their work in music for the year.
Recorder Karate Program We will be following the Recorder Karate program as we learn to play recorder. With each new note or song, students have the opportunity to earn a "belt" that they will put on their recorder. These levels are modeled after Karate belts and motivate children to learn and practice!
Students will also have the opportunity to earn "Extra Belts" if they learn and play the extra songs in their recorder book, or songs they have composed. Once students earn their Black Belts, they also have the opportunity to learn and play more challenging music to earn Black Belt Level Belts.
Students will receive all of the Recorder Karate materials the day that we start playing recorders in class. Everything but the recorder will be provided for students (see below for more info on buying a recorder).
Recorder Karate Materials Students should bring the following items to music class each week: Recorder * Recorder Karate Folder
* Students may choose to keep a second recorder at school instead of bringing it back and forth each week.
Information about buying a recorder will be given out at the start of the school year. You can also find the recorder letter here: