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 Music and Choir 
Grade Level: K5 - 4th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Cost: $50 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s)/Items Needed: Yamaha YRS-24B Plastic Soprano Recorder, Natural 14.00 x 2.00 x 2.00 ASIN # B00EJF5Y26. You can purchase this recorder from Amazon.com. Make sure the ASIN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mrs. Autumn Skiles

Course: Middle School Music Appreciation and Theory
Grade Level: 5th - 8th grade  
Day/Time: Mondays @ 10:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $55 per month per child + $35 registration fee
Book(s)/Items Needed: Staff Paper: Standard Wirebound Manuscript Paper (green cover) ISBN 9780881884999. You can purchase this book from Amazon.com. Make sure the ISBN numbers match. 
Instructor: Mrs. Autumn Skiles

Course: Middle and High School Choir 
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade  
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $65 per month per child + $35 registration fee 
Book(s)/Items Needed: Black, Three-Ring Binder. You can purchase this binder at any store convenient to you.  
Instructor: Mrs. Autumn Skiles

*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 Music and Choir (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. Join us this year as we introduce students to the wonderful world of classical music!  This Elementary class is designed to introduce students to basic music history and listening skills as we hear and discuss Classical Music from the Baroque to the Modern Era. We will also focus a large part of our class time on basic note and rhythm reading skills as students learn how to play the recorder and how to write short songs on their own.  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, 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.     

Materials Needed:
Amazon.com: Yamaha YRS-24B Plastic Soprano Recorder, Natural 14.00 x 2.00 x 2.00

Middle School Music Appreciation and Theory (5th - 8th grade) 
In this class, we will be taking an in-depth look at music history and theory concepts.  The majority of our class time will be spent studying the four eras of Classical music, but we will also work through the basics of analyzing and composing music. We will also spend time studying modern video game and film scores. Students can expect to come away from the class with confidence in reading music notation and practice in writing short research essays. Related field trips are being considered.   

Materials Needed:
> Staff Paper: Standard Wirebound Manuscript Paper (Green Cover): Hal Leonard Music Books, ISBN 9780881884999

Middle and High School Choir (6th - 12th grade) - 5th graders can register for this class
This combined Middle and High School course will involve reading, studying, and performing choir pieces. 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. 

Materials Needed:
> Black, Three-Ring Binder

*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.*