COVID-19 UPDATE (3/20/20): Interactions are going to look different than they have in the past, but we will be studying music and piano! We will be using Band and Schoology as our primary means of interaction, so I encourage you to go there and check it regularly. The following excerpt is from the most recent Commandant's Corner:
Extra credit is being accepted all week, as well as any missing work from the third marking period.
You can expect daily assignments and instruction to be posted by 10:00AM. (Yes, this includes choir)
Mid-terms for the second semester have been waived. As of now, no one is exempt from finals.
Monday, March 23rd is no longer a “day off”. This is the beginning of the 4th marking period and all cadets are expected to check in through the Band app (Information, as to where to watch online videos, download assignments and the date for which they are due will all be readily available.)
This work will be graded and does count. We are abundantly aware there will be some technical issues, but are prepared to work through them.
Blessings, Mrs. Harkey
this course begins with the basics and is designed for cadets with no prior formal piano / music study. Class focuses on all aspects of playing the piano, including reading music, music history, music theory, and music notation.
During this course, cadets learn the basics of piano technique and music theory, including musical notation, note duration, the staff, major scales, and some beginning key signatures. Cadets will also learn about the most well-known composers.
"piano fundamentals II" is available for those successfully completing "Piano fundamentals - i"
Mrs. harkey workS with cadets in group lessons, as well as working one-on-one during class. Cadets work at their own pace using the provided books. By the end of this course, each cadet will be able to look at a musical score and be able to play it on the piano, as well as have the tools needed to be able to transfer learned musical knowledge to other instruments and ensembles such as choir or band.
This course provideS each cadet with their own keyboard, stand, bench, and set of headphones (in-class use only). All musical equipment stayS in the music room.
Cadets and PARENTS should join mrs. Harkey's "BAND" To receive all class communications. (Parents please use your full name, and reference your cadet's last name if different) CLICK To join: BAND PIANO CLASS
QUESTIONS? EMAIL MRS. HARKEY AT JOYCE.HARKEY@DMA.K12.DE.US.
ALL CLASS COMMUNICATION IS DONE THROUGH THE "BAND" APP CADETS & PARENTS SHOULD DOWNLOAD THE APP AND JOIN: HTTPS://BAND.US/@DMApiano (PARENTS/GUARDIANS: PLEASE USE YOUR FULL NAME, BUT REFERENCE YOUR CADET'S LAST NAME AS WELL IF IT DIFFERS)