Singalong Song Lineup

As someone has asked, and for those who may want to practice on their own beforehand, here is a list of the songs we will be singing. Again, if we have not worked on them in class, but you know them, you are very welcome to singalong with us!


The Snowman

Must Be Santa

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Jingle Bells

Deck the Hall

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Up on the Housetop

Frosty the Snowman

Excited to sing with you all!


-Miss Doan-

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Recording Info for 4th Grade

Greetings 4th Grade families,

Your students received their recorders last week, as well as a take-home informational form (attached below). We will be working with these instruments for the following months, and they have been asked to bring their recorder to class every Monday, so they may learn as much as possible in our time together.

In starting on this musical journey, I have found a few songs that they can already practice on their own, if they so choose, over break. Again, this is their choice, if they wish to be ahead of the game when we return.

This is an exciting part of music during this grade, and I really look forward to our time together with this instrument.


Miss Doan

Recorder Letter Home

Recorder Rules

Recorder Song – B Happy

Recorder Song – B Note Boogie

Recorder Song – Just B

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Friday Singalong

Greeting Miller!

A little of information leading up to Friday and into the winter break. Mr. Awada, Ms. Abdulla, Ms. Grajek and I have put together a Singalong event for the students. They have done similar events in the past, but this year it will be a bit different. Students will come down to the cafeteria at scheduled times to sing a set of fun songs they have been working on. Different grades have been working on different songs, but they have been encouraged to sing along with any others they may know. This is a relaxed event for the students, on their last day before break, so will not be treated as a concert. This event is for the students only, they will not be dressing up, and will be more like an assembly event.

If there are any questions about this, please let me know.

Happy Holidays!

Miss Doan

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Buying drums, and W.B.P.E. auditions

Farm Team and W.B.P.E.!

Students have asked where to purchase a drum for their own use. One store that I’ve been to that sells them is Dearborn Kitchenware Plus, at 6840 Greenfield Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126. If you find them anywhere else, please share with me so that I may share with others.

Also, there is a new audition for the Farm Team members to move into W.B.P.E. Students will be able to take them home today if they wish, and there is a copy of the sheet on the Drumming page of my blog. Not everyone who auditions will be accepted, as there are limited spots available.

Thank you!

Miss Doan

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Drumming is coming!

Good evening Miller families!

I am excited to welcome the beginning of our drumming ensembles this week, World Beat Farm Team and World Beat Percussion Ensemble. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to become more familiar with these instruments while enhancing their rhythmic and music reading ability. I have been thoroughly floored by the enthusiasm that students have shown for these groups, and know that together we will create wonderful music.

A small note: Farm Team will be receiving letters home, informing them of a change in meeting times. Due to unforeseen happenings, I have split the group into two smaller ones, which will meet on different days/times. Half of the group will meet Tuesday mornings; the other, Wednesday afternoons. If there are any questions, please reach out to me here, or at my email

Musically yours,

Miss Doan

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Welcome, Miller Elementary!

Welcome to Miss Doan’s blog, for Miller Elementary! I am so excited to start the year with you all, and to explore the wonderful world of music during our time together. Currently, Miller has three wonderful music teachers: I will be located in the music classroom, off of the stage, every day. Ms. Grajek is our long-term substitute teacher, who will be teaching on the stage two and a half days during the week. Lastly, Ms. Voelkner will be our instrumental instructor for the 5th graders who chose to learn an instrument this year. They will be on the stage Wednesday afternoons.

To learn more about myself, please visit the About Miss Doan page of this blog.

I look forward to getting to know you all in the coming days, and wish you a happy beginning of the school year!

~ Miss Doan ~

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