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Piano Camp Days 1 and 2

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Valerie Gathright | Uncategorized

I love piano camp!

 Such a great opportunity for group learning, outdoor games and sunshine!

I always like to spend the first hour of summer camp learning about a composer. This year we are studying Camille Saint-Saens. The first two days we spent creating a lapbook and listening to his music. The next two we will listen to all the movements of "Carnival of the Animals," read the poems that have been written and complete a coloring book.






The second hour we divided into three groups. One group worked with me learning a trio at the piano, while the other groups did rhythm cups and theory games with my daughters




 

The Third hour is spent doing outdoor games. Day 1 we played note reading games with pool noodles, rings, bowling pins and buckets! Day 2 we focused on rhythm. Students would clap a rhythm, run through cones and clap it again. They also used magnetic notes to create their own rhythm combinations.


 






We also take a break every forty-five minutes for free play outside. Frisbee, jumprope, parachutes and hide and seek are favorites.




Finally, we end the day with Musical Chairs. I play ragtime on the piano and they run around the chairs outside. 


 

  1. Looking forward to the next two days!!