February 13

Oakman Music Club

Oakman Music Club Members –

Music Club meets Tuesday mornings 7:45-8:30.  Please make sure you attend every week as we will be getting ready for performances in March and April!  Music Club members will be learning new songs, playing xylophones and ending the year with playing ukuleles.  Attendance is very important!


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February 4

Y5, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Concert

Y5s, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students will be performing a concert celebrating reading in the music room on Thursday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakman gymnasium.

Please be on the lookout for more information here on the music blog.  A letter will also be coming home with your student(s) soon!


Hope to see you March 21 as we celebrate reading in the music room and Music in Our Schools Month!

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January 16

4th Grade Musicians – Instruments of the Orchestra

4th graders will be taking a field in March to visit the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra.  Over the next several weeks, we will be learning about the 4 families of instruments, how the instruments are made and how they make sound.  Below are some recordings that we will be using in class.

Instrument Demonstrations


String Family

Woodwind Family


Brass Family


Percussion Family



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January 16

Kindergarten Music Class

We are currently working on using our singing voices in music class.  Students can practice using their singing voices with the following songs:

No More Pie


Down by the Bay



Kindergarten students are also working on long (ta) and short (ti ti) sounds in music.  This is how we start reading music/rhythms.  Students can practice these rhythms and keeping a steady beat using the following recordings:

Beginning to Read Music


Practicing Ta and Ti Ti



Both rhythm and using our singing voices are assessed in music class for a grade.  These grades appear on your child’s grade card.  If you have any questions about our assessments, please see the assessment tab to the right.


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January 8

4th Grade Recorders

4th graders (and Ms. Logel’s 3rd graders),

Check out the 4th grade tab to the right of this page.  It has all of our recorder songs so that you can listen, practice and play your recorder at home.  By now, we should know how to play B, A and G on recorder.  We will be working on High D and Low E for the next few classes.

Try to practice at home!

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January 8

Oakman Music Club

We are starting up Music Club again on Tuesday, January 15.  Oakman Music Club members will be learning new songs from musicals, bucket drumming and how to play xylophones.  If you are interested in becoming a member, forms are due to Mrs. Faryniarz Monday, January 14.

Rehearsals are every Tuesday 7:45-8:30.  Please see Mrs. Faryniarz if you have any questions.

Music Club Member Form Below:

Oakman Elementary Music Club

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December 19

5th Grade Recorder Karate

5th graders have completed their Recorder Karate Program with their last song being “Ode to Joy” for their Black Belt on recorder.  We have many great recorder players at Oakman!

We are going to continue playing recorder in class and have just learned how to play “Baby Shark” (see music below).  Students should continue to practice at home as our music in class will become more challenging and students will be asked to improvise and compose their own pieces of music when we come back from break.  Happy practicing!


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December 19

Congrats to 3rd and 5th Graders!

Congratulations to our Oakman 3rd and 5th graders on a wonderful Winter Concert performance!  All students should be proud of the musicianship they showed on stage.  Congratulations!

Young 5s, Kindergarten and 1st graders will be up next for a performance in March.  Come back in a few weeks for more information about date, time and the words to the music so that students can practice at home.


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