Greetings!Welcome to the Jettie S. Tisdale General Music site!
My name is Mr. Paolucci and I teach General Music for grades PK-8.
While I offer a well-rounded musical experience for all of my students, here's a quick summary of what each grade focuses on:
- PK-2: heavy emphasis on movement, steady beat, rhythm & tonal patterns, and expressive qualities
- 3-5: starting in grade 3, we begin studying the soprano recorder, how to read and write music notation, and music theory
- 6-8: we begin to study instruments a bit more intensively, focusing on not only the soprano recorder, but also world drumming, guitar, keyboard, and Orff instruments
- Grades 7 & 8 have a weekly homework assignment that lasts all year called the Listening Log; they are to listen to a song from a different genre each week and answer the questions provided on the Listening Log homework sheet.
Go to 'Documents' to view and download all of the essential documents (Social Contract, Listening Log, etc) my students are required to facilitate.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or insights that you may have! And, by all means, come in and visit!