MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ACADEMY

                      

  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 Choir & General Music 
Grade Level: K5 - 5th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church) 
Cost: $40 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): None. Students will need to bring to class the following: rhythm sticks, jingle bell instruments, egg shakers, sand blocks, and kazoos. 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. Kazoos must be purchased.    
Instructor: Miss Brianna E. Smith


Course: Middle School Choir & General Music Class
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade  
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $45 per month per child + $35 registration fee
Book(s): None. Students will need to bring to class the following: rhythm sticks, jingle bell instruments, egg shakers, sand blocks, and kazoos. 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. Kazoos must be purchased. 
Instructor: Miss Brianna E. Smith


Course: High School Choir & Music Appreciation
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade  
Day/Time: Thursdays @ 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $50 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 - 5th grade)

This elementary class provides opportunities for students to be creative while working with others. They will have a chance to become comfortable sharing their singing and other musical talents in a welcoming and creative environment. We will devote portions of each class to general music concepts, recorder, and choir music. Students will also be able to experiment with various instruments during class. We will be utilizing various Kodaly techniques. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, melody, steady beat, musical notation, pitch, form, timbre, composition, tempo, dynamics and articulation. Activities will include singing, moving, listening, performing, composing, playing various instruments, and reading/writing music. 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. Related field trips are being considered.   


Middle School Choir & General Music Class (6th - 8th grade) 
During this course, students will have the opportunity to be creative while working with others. They will have a chance to become comfortable sharing their singing and other musical talents in a welcoming and creative environment. We will devote portions of each class to general music concepts, recorder, and choir music. Students will also be able to experiment with various instruments during class. We will be utilizing various Kodaly techniques. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, melody, steady beat, musical notation, pitch, form, timbre, composition, tempo, dynamics and articulation. Activities will include singing, moving, listening, performing, composing, playing various instruments, and reading/writing music. 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. 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.*