Natoli, Al

Hello ALL! Welcome to the TBD Music Page !

Name: Al Natoli 
Email Address: natoli@nvnet.org


Music Rocks!

Here's a brief description of your child's exciting TBD music program. Your child will have one music class per week . All grades will explore various aspects of music theory with different songs and activities appropriate for each age level.
I strive to develop a love of music in all my students.

Kindergarten music class is chock full of fun, with many movement based activities. Students will sing seasonal songs as well as begin to learn about the elements of music. Children will be learning elements of music though various pieces covering many musical styles. Most classes begin with sing-a-long time where the students come in, sit on the rug and I play guitar with them as we sing folk songs and songs that help young people grow.

September

Students will begin work on music theory (pitch and dynamics). Each class will have plenty of movement as well. By the end of the month 1st grade students will begin working on their Thanksgiving show where they will be preforming 6 pieces for you!!

October

All students will learn some fall and Halloween songs that they will act out and work on identifying form. We will continue polishing up our Thanksgiving songs.

November

Final work will be done for Thanksgiving show !

1st Grade will be sharing their Show with you the day before the Holiday. 

December Grades 3 and 4 will be polishing their concert selections.

All students will sing seasonal songs .

January
K and 1 students will learn new movement activitiies including the tempo game. They will also continue to sing folk songs.     1st grade students will add There's a Mornin' Train a Comin' that will help students keep the beat and distinguish between long and short sounds.

Grade 2 will learn about AB form in a class favorite Old Dan Tucker. Students will also sing many folk songs.

Grades 2-4 will begin learning about tone color and studying families of instruments. 4th grade students can share their instrument with a class when we study that family. 3rd and 4th grade students will also learn songs celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Febuary
K-1 students will continue with fun music games and activities. They will begin music theory work as well.
2nd grade will bing learning new songs and movement activities.

3rd and 4th grade students will present 2 evening concerts, one on Thursday, December 7th at 7 p.m. and another show in May !

Musically yours ,

Mr. Natoli