Welcome to Miss Kraeger's Music Page
Right now, Miss Kraeger teaches elementary general music (K-5) and 6th grade general music as well as Jr. Chorus (grades 6-8) and Sr. Chorus (grade 9-12).
General music classes aim to be full of active, hands-on learning.
We sing and move.
We play musical instruments and practice basic music reading skills while learning about various elements of music.
General music classes occur once every 4 days and are 30 minutes long.
So far this year (September 21-November 21)....
Primary Grades have played several simple melodies on glockenspiels.
We started with a melody that only used 3 different notes with steps and small skips. The music was written on a simple 2-line music staff.
Most recently we worked on playing a familiar melody.
Intermediate Grades have just started becoming familiar with a piano keyboard.
Ask them to show you or explain how to play Part A and the end of the Knuckle Song.
6th Grade is just about to conclude their unit that focused on the very beginning of J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
They have learned how to play 3 'scary' phrases of music and some have even taken the challenge of learning the cadence that ends the introduction.
As part of this unit we also read a brief biography about the composer's life 300 years ago.
Chorus classes meet every other day for 40 minutes.
We actively prepare for the upcoming concert.