Welcome to Music at Round Hill Elementary! My name is Carma J. Oliverez and I love teaching Music! I had a wonderful time during Summer Vacation. I hope you and your family did too. Now I am ready to get back into school and begin teaching the wonderful musicians here at Round Hill.
This summer, I studied Kodaly Level I and worked with my friends at Run Rabbit Run Theatre to continue writing the instrumental music for a musical called, "Once Upon a Christmas Carol." If you saw the show at the Old Stone School in Hillsboro two winters ago, you'll want to come out and see how the show has been adapted to fit the Franklin Park Stage. The musical will open at Franklin Park in the
Winter of 2012.
I have studied Level I Orff and have completed two graduate courses in World Music Drumming. Orff and World Music Drumming techniques help to provide exciting lessons and learning activities for my students. I am excited to add Kodaly, another teaching philosophy, to my repertoire.
During the school year, first through fifth grade students actively participate in Music class twice a week for 30 minutes. The students begin class with a warm-up procedure, which encourages students to critique various musical styles, identify instruments, move to a steady beat, and sing various melodic patterns through solfege. The students then move into the main body of the lesson focusing on the concepts of rhythm, melody, and/or music history. The central part of the lesson usually involves kinesthetic movements, singing a song, playing classroom instruments and/or an activity related to one of the musical concepts. At the end of the class session, students are encouraged to discuss what they have learned through a classroom discussion.
Students are expected to:
Make MUSIC everyday!
Use good posture, try your best and smile.
Stay on task and have fun participating in lessons.
Inspire yourself and others by trying new things.
Cooperate with everyone and follow directions.
Each music lesson and activity is carefully chosen to teach the Virginia and National Standards of Music set forth below:
- Singing a varied repertoire of music
- Performing on instruments
- Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments
- Composing and arranging music within specific guidelines
- Reading and notating music
- Listening to, analyzing and describing music
- Evaluating music and music performances
- Understanding relationships between music, the arts and disciplines outside the arts
- Understanding music in relation to history and culture