General Music

big-band-clip-artFSA GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION

General Music Education begins in Pre-K at Fulton Science Academy. 

Beginning in 5th grade students are given the option to continue with Band, Orchestra or General Music Education.

 

COMPOSERS IN MUSIC (GRADES 3 – 5) by Dr. ERIC HAWK
Students will learn about the most historically significant composers, performers, and their works. Students will have the opportunity to notate music, listen to the masterworks, and learn music fundamentals in a group class setting.
  
IPAD MUSIC CLUB (GRADES 3 – 5) by Mrs. JODI PEACOCK 
Students will be working with different apps to create a variety of different styles of music. They will be composing/arranging their own works (Different beats/styles/timbres/tempos/instruments etc.) as well as working on and re-enforcing music fundamentals in an “out of the box” learning approach. It’s going to be a blast!
 
GUITAR CLUB (GRADES 3 -5) by ROBERT CHIAPPETTA
Are you ready to jam? The guitar club meets once a week and provides students with a chance to learn guitar and/or improve their playing ability. The club has a fairly informal structure. Students must bring their guitars to the club. Remember, practice is the key to improve your playing ability. I hope to see you there!
 
GUITAR CLUB (GRADES 6 AND UP) by ROBERT CHIAPPETTA
Are you ready to jam? The guitar club meets once a week and provides students with a chance to learn guitar and/or improve their playing ability. The club has a fairly informal structure. Students must bring their guitars to the club. Remember, practice is the key to improve your playing ability. I hope to see you there!
 
ADVANCED BAND CLUB (GRADES 6 – 12) by Mrs. JODI PEACOCK
This is for students who have been playing their instruments for at least one year. We will be learning some history of band music, composers, and general musical studies. Each student will be listening and discussing the various styles of music. Students should also bring their band instrument to participate in ensemble playing.
 
ORCHESTRA CLUB (GRADES 3 – 5) by Dr. ERIC HAWK  
Students will participate in chamber music ensembles, practice sight-reading, learn about the repertoire, work on musical development, and participate in musical discussions. All students will bring their orchestral instrument.
 
ADVANCED ORCHESTRA CLUB (Grades 6-12) by Dr. ERIC HAWK
Students will learn about the history of orchestral and band music, composers, and general musical studies. Each student will be listening and discussing the various styles of music. Students should also bring their orchestral/band instrument to participate in chamber music.

 

WHAT ARE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE  MUSIC EDUCATION 

Obviously one hour of music class during school hours will not be sufficient to show a good progress in music education. Therefore, we have following optional opportunities for our students as well.
 
1- EARLY MORNING MUSIC CLASSES (FREE) 
Beginning Monday, August 22nd students may take an additional early morning music classes  for following instruments every week. Sign-up information for this classes will be sent by music teachers. 
Tuesday – Flute – Music Room with Mrs. Peacock
Tuesday – Violin – Room M1 with Dr. Hawk
Wednesday – Clarinet – Music Room with Mrs. Peacock
Wednesday – Cello – Room M1 with Dr. Hawk
Thursday – Trumpet – Music Room with Mrs. Peacock
Thursday – Viola – Room M1 with Dr. Hawk
Friday – Trombone – Music Room with Mrs. Peacock
Friday – Violin – Room M1 with Dr. Hawk
 
2- AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC CLUBS (FREE)
Monday – Orchestra Club with Dr. Hawk for 3rd grade through 5th grade
Tuesday – Advanced Band Club with Mrs. Peacock for 6th grade and up
Wednesday – Composers in Music Club with Dr. Hawk in 3rd grade through 5th grade
Wednesday – Guitar Club with Mr. Chiappetta for 6th grade and up
Thursday – IPAD Music Club with Mrs. Peacock for 3rd grade through 5th grade
Friday – Guitar Club for 3rd grade through 5th grade
Friday – Advanced Orchestra Club for 6th grade and up
3- PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS (PAID)
Please CLICK HERE to see full details of private music classes.
HOW CAN I BUY OR RENT AN INSTRUMENT FOR MY CHILD?
You may visit Ken Stanton Alpharetta or any other music company to buy or rent a music instrument. On the Ken Stanton website there is a specific link for Fulton Science Academy. They will be able to help you with instrument selection as well. http://www.kenstanton.net/band-orchestra-rentals/