MUSIC GRADING DURING PANDEMIC: Please know that if you are doing approximately 15 minutes of musical activity each week and writing it in the Music Learning Log, that will suffice for music class for the week. It is a pass/fail grade so if you have the log and either email the activity weekly or keep it at home toturn in to me in June, to track your child(rens') progress they will not fail music! It would be easier for me to keep up with logs if they were emailed at least monthly or weekly.
PLEASE EMAIL or CALL me if you have any concerns or questions. All phone calls are relayed to my email so I will receive them.... (Mooers ext 4001, RP ext 5001)
Home Instruction Plans:
May Music Work (Bingo Game) is now posted.
Have fun with the cup song challenge and also check out our new composer of the month Mr. Billy Joel.
April Work - There are many ways to complete music work for this month! See below and click on the April Work Page at left for assignments/music log/and other New Ideas for April!
Remember that for ANY week, you can listen to John Williams our new Composer for the month and provide feedback on the Music Learning Log.
Also remeber that there is a live free concert every Wednesday at Noon.... follow the clicks to get to the concert on Face Book by clicking on Live Concert Link at left. Again, this will count as music for a week when entered into the Music Learning Log (example on April Music Work page at left).
For March Materials
To access materials, click on your child(rens) grade level on the left. From there, please select one sheet per week (your choice) to complete for practice. Iwould like to provide feedback on the completed work, so please email me the sheet, or take a picture and email that to me so I can check it off as being completed and provide feedback.
For families that can not print the pages, please visit the "my links" page and have your child(ren) use one of the programs for about 30 minutes each week. There are many sites to try and a myriad of activities in Quaver that students can explore. Just keep a log (see Muslic Learning Log on April Music Work Page) of what site they visit and what they did and I will count that as music work until such time as we are back in school or can get you written work to hand in.
If you have any difficulty that I can assist with, please email me as I will be checking emails throughout the day every day.
NEW ! ! ! ! !
I have been getting some great videos and photos of students and family members enjoying music from home during this time.....with their permission, I thought it might be fun for you to see some - might inspire you to do your own -
So I made this video..... DO you "have the music in you?
NCCS Elementary Musicians Video......... (are you in it?)
Elementary Music Department
~ WELCOME TO THE ~N.C.C.S.Elementary Music DepartmentMr. Michael Trudo - Ext. 5001 (RP)Ext. 4001 (Mooers)"Music is not just what I teach, it is a part of whom I am !"
Phone: Mooers 518-236-7373 Ext 4001 RP 518-297-7211 Ext 5001
Degrees and Certifications:
BM Music Ed. - Crane School of Music M. Gen Ed - St. Lawrence University M. Counseling - St. Lawrence University CAS School Administration - St. Lawrence University
Mr. Michael Trudo ws born in Jericho New York, and attended NACS. After graduation, he attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he earned Bachelors Degrees in Music Education PK - 12 and General Education K-6. He then attended St. Lawrence University where he earned Masters Degrees in General Education, and Counseling/Human Development as well as an advanced Certificate of Study in School Administration. He is permanently certified K-12 Music, K-6 Gen Ed. and K-12 Adm. He lives in Plattsburgh with his wife and two dogs. He has one child who is currently a Senior at Norwich University in Vermont. He also performs with the group Bella Voca locally.