Music Specialist: Amanda Nissen
Welcome to Music at Lakewood Elementary School, Center for Wellness and Medical Science!
In music class we learn how to sing, play instruments, and read music, all based around the Sunshine State Standards. Each grade level has its own Essential Learnings that all students in Pinellas County follow.
The mission of Lakewood Elementary music students is to learn how to read and perform music and rhythms by singing, dancing, and playing instruments. We will follow directions and try our best so that we all master our Essential Learnings. We will be safe and follow the School Wide Expectations in a caring and fun environment.
Additional Music Instruction
Lakewood Elementary School, Center for Medical Science and Wellness, is proud to offer special music classes to budding young musicians.
Strings at Lakewood!
Thanks to the tax referendum passed by the citizens of Pinellas County supporting arts in our schools, strings class is offered to students in
grades 4, and 5. Strings class is for young musicians who want to learn how play the violin, viola, cello, or string bass.
Chorus at Lakewood!
Chorus class is offered to students in grades 4 and 5. Chorus class is for young musicians who want to learn how to become a better singer. Chorus students meet once weekly during the school day and participate in school music concerts.
World Drumming at Lakewood!
Lakewood Elementary’s Tiger Drummers are a group of 4th and 5th grade students that learn how to play drums and rhythms from all over the world, including African and Latin American cultures. The Tiger Drummers meet once weekly in the morning before school and perform in school music concerts.
If you are interested in signing your child up for strings or chorus and have questions, please contact Meghan Alfaro at Ext. 2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Here are some links that you can use at home to practice your music skills. The websites have information on musical instruments, styles, composers, and some even have games. Check them out!
Florida Orchestra http://www.floridaorchestra.org/
Click on the “About Us” link to read about the conductor, musicians, and more!
Dallas Symphony Orchestra http://www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/musicroom.asp
Go to the music room and check out all the different music games you can play!
New York Philharmonic http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml?
Check out information on composers in the Composers Gallery, or play games in the game room. Make sure you move your mouse over all the pictures because there may be some hidden games!
San Francisco Symphony http://www.sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp
Compose your own music with the Composerizer or try out different types of instruments in the Instrument of the Orchestra.
Play Music http://www.playmusic.org/
Try out lots of fun music links at this site.
Memphis State Orchestra http://www.msokids.homestead.com/
Jazz for Kids http://pbskids.org/jazz/
Lots of fun things to try here!
Silver-Burdett Ginn Making Music http://www.sbgmusic.com/html/teacher/reference.html
This is the webpage that goes with our music books. Check it out!
To support music in our schools and learn what you can do to make sure it stays here, click on these websites.
PCSB Performing Arts Website
The official website of Performing Arts for Pinellas County School. You will find a performing arts calendar, links to other music websites, and much more.
Music Friends http://www.musicfriends.org/
National Endowment for the Arts http://arts.endow.gov/
Arts in the Schools http://www.aep-arts.org/
Children’s Group Classical Music http://www.childrensgroup.com/
Putomayo World Music http://www.putumayo.com/playground.html
Florida Music Educator's Association http://www.flmusiced.org