“A Musical Experience” (Photos & Video)
Some University of Maryland students and their professor helped lead an introduction to music composition for a third grade class at Stedwick Elementary in Montgomery Village on Sept. 24.
The students and their professor were invited by third grade teacher Mary Ruth McGinn, who was looking for some outside help in teaching her students about composing and making music. The students have formed an opera company as a vehicle for their third grade curriculum and this is their first lesson in music composition. But, again, this is not an arts program.
“I am really trying to show the power of the process of creation while integrating curriculum and all these amazing life skills,” said McGinn. ” The authentic purpose for academic, social and emotional learning.”
The student teachers said they had a blast.
You can watch their lesson in music composition (and teamwork) here:
More photos of this assignment:
View Mary Ruth McGinn’s “Learning For Real” blog.
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