Welcome to Music at Pinebrook!
Dear Pinebrook Families,
We are very excited to join you as the new music teachers at Pinebrook Elementary! This year we will be bringing a new structure to the music program as we will be team teaching across all grades. This means each student will work with both of us in every class instead of one class meeting in their home room while another class meets in the music room. Students grades K, 1, and 2 will have music twice every week in 30 minute blocks while students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will have music once a week for one hour.
We are excited about preserving the musical traditions that make Pinebrook special like the 5th grade musical and having an annual program for every grade. We are also very excited about beginning some new and exciting traditions and have been collaborating with grade-level teachers and the administration to align our ideas with existing curricula and structures. In short, we will keep popular traditions like the 5th grade musical while adding new and exciting opportunities like an extracurricular ensemble. Additionally, both of us are interested in a global approach to music, which means that we plan to incorporate a wide selection of songs, dances, games, and traditions from all around the world in our music classes. To that end, we would love if you would fill out the survey we created here:
This form will help us get a better idea of the music your child and your family enjoy at home, and will give us some songs to include to increase the variety of music offered at Pinebrook. We are also very interested in having you come to our classroom to share your musical culture. If this interests you, please indicate it on the form above. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Please visit our individual pages to learn more about the two new music teachers. We look forward to a wonderful year making music together!
Mr. Foote and Dr. Varona