Sylvie Desouches
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Music Training May Reduce Anxiety & Focus Attention

Monday, January 19, 2015

A new study conducted by psychiatrists at the University of Vermont College of Medicine has found that playing a musical instrument may help children overcome anxiety, focus attention and control emotions. Follow link below, or copy and paste into a new browser tab:

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5th Grade Music (from Curriculum Evening Packet)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What is done in 5th Grade Music Class this year to meet my child’s development?
Fifth graders are in a year blessed with harmony in their bodies and emotional life. Beauty, grace and balance now characterize their movement and striving, including in music.

In music:

  • Move into singing part music, building to 3-parts by end of year.
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Why do we teach music?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We teach music to:

  • Develop fine human beings who are active listeners, flexible and patient, and who understand that working in the world takes effort, perseverance and a refinement of skills. Learning to play a musical instrument, learning to read music, listening carefully to tune…all of these require practice, focus and commitment –...
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