Music This Year 2015 - 2016
The mission of Piner-Olivet’s Music Education Program is to provide all students with an equal opportunity to learn the art of music. Students learn to create, perform, listen to, read, understand, and respond to music in a meaningful way.
Through the use of pitched percussion instruments (marimbas, glockenspiels, metallophones, and boomwhackers), unpitched percussion instruments (egg shakers, maracas, etc.), dance and vocal instruction, K-2 students are provided with a well-rounded early childhood music education.
Primary students playing boomwhackers at Schaefer Elementary School.
Third Grade-Second Grade
3-6 grade students are taught the foundations of music from four of the major instrument families: strings (ukuleles), woodwinds (recorders), percussion (drums), and voice. Students are prepared to play in beginning ensembles as they enter middle school.
6th grade students paradiddle.
5th grade students play “The Cup Song”.
After School Chorus:
Interested voice students have the opportunity to join after school chorus, at Olivet Elementary Charter School, Schaefer Charter, Jack London Elementary, and Piner-Olivet Charter School. Students in choir work on technical vocal skills, performance techniques, and repertoire.
Our Music Teacher
Hello! My name is Ms. Rachel Lawrence. I graduated from Sonoma State University and the University of Southern California.
I have a Masters Degree in Teaching, a Multiple Subject Credential and a Single Subject Music Credential.
I grew up in a musical family and have been playing music my entire life. I am thrilled to teach music with the POUSD team!
Ms Lawrence teaching Solfeggio:
Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do.