MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ACADEMY

                      

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

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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 scroll down for a description of each course)

Course: Elementary Choir & General Music 
Grade Level: K5 - 4th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 
Cost: $45 per month per child + $25 registration fee 
Book(s): Students need to bring paper, pencil, and a folder/binder to class. Students will need a recorder and a recorder book. The price will be approximately $16-$18 (for payment method, please contact your child's teacher at the beginning of the school year). Our teacher will save you the time/trouble and will order the book/recorder as a group and pass them out in class. Payment will be due by October 1. We will be using them the second half of the first semester. Students will use various rhythm instruments in class, such as:  rhythm sticks, jingle bell instruments, egg shakers, sand blocks, kazoos, triangles, drums, glockenspiels, etc. If you have some/all of these instruments, your child is welcome to bring them to class and store them here at MHA for the semester so they are available during class. (These 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 to make them - or you can purchase them at a reasonable price through Amazon.com.). However, your child is NOT required to bring these to class. There is a class supply of instruments available.     
Instructor: Miss Brianna E. Smith


Course: Middle School Choir & General Music Class
Grade Level: 5th - 8th grade  
Day/Time: Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 
Cost: $50 per month per child + $30 registration fee
Book(s): Students need to bring paper, pencil, and a folder/binder to class. Students will need a recorder and a recorder book. The price will be approximately $16-$18 (for payment method, please contact your child's teacher at the beginning of the school year). Our teacher will save you the time/trouble and will order the book/recorder as a group and pass them our in class. Payment will be  due by October 1. We will be using them the second half of the first semester. Students will use various rhythm instruments in class, such as: rhythm sticks, jingle bell instruments, egg shakers, sand blocks, kazoos, triangles, drums, glockenspiels, etc. If you have some/all of these instruments, your child is welcome to bring them to class and store them here at MHA for the semester so they are available during class. (These 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 to make them - or you can purchase them at a reasonable price through Amazon.com.). However, your child is NOT required to bring these to class. There is a class supply of instruments available. 
Instructor: Miss Brianna E. Smith


Course: High School Choir & Music Appreciation
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade  
Day/Time: Mondays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee 
Book(s): Understanding Music: Past and Present ISBN 9781940771335. You can purchase this book used or new online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com etc. You can also find this book online as a PDF file for FREE.  
Instructor: Mrs. Autumn Skiles


*Miss Smith and Mrs. Skiles 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 Choir & General Music Class (K5 - 4th grade)

This class provides opportunities for students to be creative while working with others. Our goal is to help students become comfortable sharing their singing and other musical talents in a creative and spontaneous environment. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with various musical instruments during class, including rhythm instruments, glockenspeils, and recorders. We will be utilizing various Kodaly Method techniques. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, melody, steady beat, musical notation, pitch, form, timbre, composition, tempo, dynamics, intervals, and solfege. Activities will include singing, moving, listening, performing, composing/improvising, playing various instruments, recorders, glockenspeils, and reading/writing music. Students will be given 1-2 pages of homework each week which counts as part of their grade, as well as expected to practice their recorders 5-10 minutes most days of the week. Related field trips are being considered.   


Middle School Choir & General Music Class (5th - 8th grade) 
This class provides opportunities for students to be creative while working with others. Our goal is to help students become comfortable sharing their singing and other musical talents in a creative and spontaneous environment. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with various musical instruments during class, including rhythm instruments, glockenspeils, and recorders. We will be utilizing various Kodaly Method techniques. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, melody, steady beat, musical notation, pitch, form, timbre, composition, tempo, dynamics, intervals, and solfege. Activities will include singing, moving, listening, performing, composing/improvising, playing various instruments, recorders, glockenspeils, and reading/writing music. Students will be given 1-2 pages of homework each week which counts as part of their grade, as well as expected to practice their recorders 5-10 minutes most days of the week. Related field trips are being considered. 

High School Choir & Music Appreciation (9th - 12th grade)
During this course, we will cover the basics of music theory and listening skills while discussing how music has evolved to reflect different cultural, religious, and ideological changes in European and American culture. We will also focus on research and writing skills as we learn about the lives of influential composers. We will devote portions of each class to general music concepts and portions to choir music. Completion of this course will count as one Fine Arts credit. Everyone is welcome- no prior music skills are needed
. Related field trips are being considered. 

*Here at M.H.A., 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.*