Mrs. Cortes - Music

Vivian Cortes

Cortez

               

Welcome to Music Class

Hello ! My name is Vivian Cortés, I am the music teacher. I'm from Puerto Rico, United States. I moved to North Carolina in December 1999 along with my husband Martin and my two kids Martin Andrés and Viviana María. I have been working at Fred L Wilson and Shady Brook since 2002. I love my profession and teaching music to children and playing music have always been my passions. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year and music programs for students and parents.     

College Attended/ Degrees Earned       
I graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico where I received a bachelor degree in Piano Performance and Music Education.   

Educational Philosophy / Vision            
I have always believed that the role of music education in school is to enhance and expand creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, literacy, flexibility, self-direction, social, cross-cultural, productivity, accountability, leadership, and responsibility in students through the integration of music in the teaching/ learning process. Music education is both an individual and a collaborative group experience that provides an enduring understanding of concepts that transcends grade levels and enables responsible individuals to become contributing members of society while communicating in a global society.

               
Welcome to Music Class
Hello Students and Parents:

The students attend Music class every other week*

      HAPPY 2017 !!!

           WHAT WE WILL BE WORKING ON IN JANUARY and FEBRUARY ?

KINDERGARTEN
               Iconic and Standard symbols for rhythm and symbols for at least two pitches
               Improvising phrases using two pitches
               Sound of quarter note and quarter rest
               Learning and creating patterns that illustrate steady beat


FIRST GRADE
               The Music Staff
               Three-Pitch melodies
               One sound- Two sound to a beat
               Symbols for quarter note and rest and beamed eighth notes

SECOND GRADE
               Form- Verse, Refrain, AB, ABA form
               INTERPRET and CREATE Rhythm patterns using half, quarter, beamed 
               eighth notes and quarter rest.
               Sing three- pitch melodic patterns

THIRD GRADE
              Applying changes in Dynamics  (loud, soft) Tempo (fast, slow)
              Texture ( solo, choir) 
              Major Scale
              Rhythm patterns quarter, half, dotted half, eighth, whole in 3/4 and 4/4 meter

FOURTH GRADE
             Review the Music Staff and Treble clef
             UKULELE lessons
             * parts of the ukulele
             * strings names
             * tuning the ukulele
             * strumming and plucking
             * first chord C7
             * song: The Lime in the Coconut
             * second chord F
             * song: This Little Light of Mine
*Rhythm patterns