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    Erik Peterson
    Email: epeterson@asd5.org
    Phone: 538-2170
    Greetings! I teach General Music in all grade levels at Stevens Elementary and I am very happy to be working with your student.  Our concert dates are: K-1 Concert January 17th at 7:00 in the Stevens Gym. January 18th, Martin Luther King assembly time TBA, January 24th, 5th-6th grade concert 7:00pm AHS auditorium. March 14th grades 2-4 at AHS Auditorium at 7:00pm. In Kindergarten and First Grade we are working on the basics of music including keeping steady beat, distinguishing beat from rhythm, singing high and low notes, singing fast or slow or soft or loud. We will build our music vocabulary over the school year while providing opportunities for students to move to music and experience many different genres. In grades Two through Six, we build on elementary concepts and emphasize music literacy. At the beginning of the year all grade levels prepare for Veteran's Day by singing patriotic music. The next few performances focus on seasonal music and world music followed by celebrating the work of Martin Luther King Jr.. Students in Third through Sixth grade have the opportunity to play glockenspiel (German Bells), Baroque Soprano Recorders, Guitars and compose music using iPods with Garage Band. In the spring we compose and choreograph music for performance and finish the school year with square dancing