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Welcome to Mrs. West's Web Page


 

Greetings musical hounds!

hound dog DRIGGERS 2014-2015

 

Welcome back to another year of learning and making music.  My name is Mrs. Morrissey-West (but you can just call me Mrs. West).  This is my 14th year of teaching music, I hold Master of Music degree, and have extensive training in the Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk teaching methods.

I hope your child will learn to love music as I do. Learning music is not only fun, it enhances your child's skills in math, reading, science, social studies, and teamwork.  Students in grades kinder through fifth come to music once every six days for 45 mintes.  We move a lot, so comfortable shoes and clothing is a good idea on music days.  Here's a list of what your child will be doing:

  • singing
  • movement/ and folk dancing
  • playing classroom instruments
  • reading, writing, and creating music
  • improvising
  • performing
  • listening to music from various cultures, styles, and periods

 

I know it will be a wonderful year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. West- Driggers Music Specialist

 

   wendy.morrissey-west@nisd.net

           210.397.5900 x3180

       conference 7:45-8:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 



Music Announcements

Project Date
8/22/2014
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Calendar of Events

Event Location Date
music room D110 9/12/2014 7:35 AM
music room D110 9/17/2014 2:35 PM
Driggers stage 10/24/2014 5:30 PM
stage 11/11/2014 6:00 PM
Helotes Fairgrounds 12/6/2014 1:00 PM
stage 12/9/2014 6:00 PM

Music links

Site Description
music resource for parents and students who are learning to play recorder or xylophone
an interactive game to test your knowlege about classical composers!
contains listening examples of classical music, Students may practice Kodaly hand signs, and rhythms (under TRAINING)
an interactive sight to practice your recorder at home!
link to San Antonio Symphony's Young People's concert series
an excellent website from the San Francisco Symphony for reinforcing music skills and concepts from reading music symbols to composing with interactive games and activities!