MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ASSOCIATION

                      OF  CHATTANOOGA

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Music Classes

                                                                    MUSIC CLASSES

We are so excited to continue to offer an elementary, middle, and high school music program to our association this coming fall. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. Our fees are as follows: (Please see below for a description of each course)

Course: Elementary Music Class
Grade Level: 1st - 3rd grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church) OR
                 Wednesdays @ 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $35 per month per child + $25 registration fee 
Book(s): None but a small fee of $10 will be charged to cover music for the year. Students will need to bring to class the following: rhythm sticks, jingle bell instruments, egg shakers, sand blocks, and kazoos. This instruments can be fun to make at a budget with a few household items and store items (please contact us for ideas on knowing how) or you can purchase them at a reasonable price through Amazon.com. Kazoos must be purchased.    
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie A. Randall


Course: Elementary Beginner Recorder Class 
Grade Level: 4th - 5th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $35 per month per child + $25 registration fee 
Book(s): Recorder Time Book/Recorder Set can be purchased from http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=034585. Be sure to purchase the red book, but you can purchase any color recorder of your choosing. You will also need The Quick Nine-Note Recorder Method book which can be purchased from http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/050289. Please bring a 3-ring binder notebook with pockets, paper, and pencils.
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie A. Randall


Course: 2nd Year Elementary Recorder Class
Grade Level: 5th - 6th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $35 per month per child + $25 registration fee
Book(s): Hands On Recorder book with Recorder (canto/soprano recorder). This book can be purchased from http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/034580. Be sure to purchase the blue book, but you can purchase any color recorder of your choosing. You will also need the following book: The Quick Nine-Note Recorder Method book which can be purchased from  http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/050289. If your child has taken the Elementary Beginner Recorder Class, he/she will already have this book and will need to bring it to class with the new blue book (Hands On Recorder). Please bring a 3-ring binder notebook with pockets, paper and pencils.   
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie A. Randall


Course: Middle School General Music Class
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 1:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $40 per month per child + $30 registration fee
Book(s): None, but a small fee of $15 will be charged to cover music for the year. Be sure to bring a 3-ring binder, paper, and pencils to class to take notes. Rhythm instruments and boom wacker instruments will be supplied during class time.     
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie A. Randall 


Course: Middle School Recorder Class
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 3:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $40 per month per child + $30 registration fee
Book(s): Hands On Recorder book with Recorder (canto/soprano recorder). This book can be purchased from http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/034580. Be sure to purchase the blue book, but you can purchase any color recorder of your choosing. You will also need the following book: The New Nine-Note Recorder Method book which can be purchased from http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/004046 (DO NOT confuse it with The Quick Nine-Note Recorder Method book!). Please bring a 3-ring binder notebook with pockets, paper and pencils.     
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie A. Randall


Course: High School Music Appreciation Class
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade
Day/Time: *THIS CLASS WILL BE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*
Cost: $45 per month per child + $35 registration fee 
Book(s): Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers ISBN# 9780310208068. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, please bring a 3-ring notebook, paper, and pencils.  
Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie A. Randall


*Mrs. Randall will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.* 


Course Description


Elementary Music Class (1st - 3rd grade)

This elementary class utilizes the Kodaly Method to teach music. The Kodaly Method uses hand-signs to represent the different pitches (do re mi fa sol la ti do). This method also introduces basic music theory. Students will learn rhythm (note & rest value) using syllable-names to identify how many counts a note or rest receives (for example: ta is a quarter note which receives one count. When you say "ta" it is only one syllable). Other terms taught will be steady beat, staff, treble clef, bar lines, repeat signs, dynamic markings, and tempo. Along with basic theory, students will learn to sing individually and as a group, matching rhythm and pitch. By the end of the semester, students will be able to use what they have learned to understand and read age-appropriate songs from class on the musical staff as they sing it. A variety of music will be introduced to listen to and learn to analyze (classical, folk, hymns...) as well as history of some music composers. A study on the different sections and instruments of the orchestra will also be included. Related field trips are being considered. 



Elementary Beginner Recorder Class (4th - 5th grade)
This course gives students a chance to experience music through learning to play an instrument. It is an excellent place to start for beginners with no musical experience. This class is designed for students to at least be at the 3rd grade level and be able to read well. It is also a great follow up for students who have already taken the Elementary Music Class. Students will be taught the following techniques: (1). fingering (how to properly hold the instrument as well as where to place fingers for notes/tones), (2). blowing (how to properly blow into the instrument to get the best sound, breathing, and breath control), and (3). eye-hand coordination/motor skills control (play/read the music at the same time). Students will also be taught music history as a general overview of the history of the recorder as well as music theory by learning to read music on the music staff (notes, rhythm, musical symbols, etc.). Memorization and performance skills by playing individually and with a group will also be learned. Practice homework assignments will be given weekly to help develop self-discipline, responsibility, and a love for music. Related field trips are being considered.


2nd Year Elementary Recorder Class (5th - 6th grade)
This course gives students who have taken the elementary beginner recorder class a chance to continue to learn and improve their skills as a recorder player. Students will learn more music terms, rhythms, notes/fingerings, and much more, throughout the school year. The opportunity and challenge to memorize and perform (individually and together with a group) will be part of the classroom experience. Practice homework assignments will be given weekly to help develop self-discipline, responsibility, and accomplishment. Related field trips are being considered.    


Middle School General Music Class (6th - 8th grade) 
During this course, students will have the opportunity to learn and experience music through the following: (1). singing by learning how to use the voice through vocal exercises and singing in a group setting, (2). playing by using a variety of rhythm instruments and boom whackers (large plastic musical tubes tuned to the chromatic scale), (3). basic understanding of music theory (rhythm, pitch, terms) by using the Kodaly Method, (4). hearing different styles of music and learning to analyze them, and (5). through a brief overview of the history of music including composers, musical styles, and the instruments of the orchestra. Practice homework assignments will be given to help develop self-discipline, responsibility, and a love for music. Related field trips are being considered. 


Middle School Recorder Class (6th - 8th grade)
This course gives older students an opportunity to learn to read music and play an instrument, as a beginner. It is a good follow-up course for those who have taken the Middle School General Music Class (since they have already learned some basic music theory). Students will be taught the following techniques: (1). fingering (how to hold the instrument as well as where to place fingers for notes/tones), (2). blowing (how to properly blow into the instrument to get the best sound, breathing, and breath control), and (3). eye-hand coordination/motor skills control (play/read the music at the same time). Students will also be taught music history as a general overview of the history of the recorder as well as music theory by learning to read music on the music staff (notes, rhythm, musical symbols, etc.). Memorization and performance skills by playing individually and with a group will also be learned. Practice homework assignments will be given to help develop self-discipline, responsibility, and accomplishment. Related field trips are being considered.     


High School Music Appreciation Class (9th - 12th grade)
This High School Music Appreciation class is a music history course combined with activities and study that will give a well rounded understanding of what music is and how it affects our lives. The students will not only learn about different aspects of music (theory, style, instruments, vocal, etc.), but they will also get to experience it through group activities, games, reading, performing with instruments (student hand bells, boom whackers, percussion instruments, etc.), and singing. Along with learning from musical composers from Johann Sebastian Bach to the present, the class will also consist of the following: listening, current events, styles of music, classroom activities, and group projects. Practice homework assignments will be given to help develop self-discipline, responsibility, and a love for music. Students will also be graded on tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.  


*Here at M.H.A.C., we feel it is our duty to serve the home school community in a greater degree by providing these outstanding services and at the same time answering a higher call. We are also blessed to continue embarking in this adventurous journey and give God the glory for all our accomplishments.*