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*

       WHAT WE WILL BE WORKING ON IN MARCH AND APRIL

KINDERGARTEN
               Changes in Dynamics  High- Low / Loud- Soft / Fast- Slow
               Perform on percussion instrumets, bells and xylophone
                

FIRST GRADE
           Three-Pitch melodies  Upward and Downward direstion of the melody
       More about rhythm patterns using quarter note and rest and beamed eighth notes
       Orff Instruments

SECOND GRADE
               Melodic patterns / Sing and play the C major scale
               INTERPRET and CREATE Rhythm patterns using half, quarter, beamed 
               eighth notes and quarter rest.
              

THIRD GRADE
             Pentatonic and Major scale / 
   More about Rhythm patterns using quarter, half, dotted half, eighth, whole notes in 3/4 and 4/4 meter

FOURTH GRADE
            More about rhythm notation and patterns
            UKULELE lessons
            C, C7, F chords songs  and learning new chords Em. Am and G