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Middle School Courses

Music

Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
MS Beginner Piano 1 & 2 Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

MS Exploratory Music Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

Exploratory Music is an exploration of music and how it connects to our daily lives. Students will explore different types of music from different styles, genres, and cultures. Themed listening curriculum from iListen WI will provide a new listening experience each year, so students may take this class in each year of Middle School. Students will explore some basic classroom instruments, learn basic singing skills, learn basic music theory concepts and get a preview of available high school music courses that may interest them.

Prerequisites: None

Exploratory Music is an exploration of music and how it connects to our daily lives. Students will explore different types of music from different styles, genres, and cultures. Themed listening curriculum from iListen WI will provide a new listening experience each year, so students may take this class in each year of Middle School. Students will explore some basic classroom instruments, learn basic singing skills, learn basic music theory concepts and get a preview of available high school music courses that may interest them.

MS General Music 6, 7, 8 Electives Music None
MS Intermediate Piano 1 & 2 Electives Music Yes

Prerequisites: MS Beginning Piano 1 & 2

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Prerequisites: MS Beginning Piano 1 & 2

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

MS Music: Ukelele 1 Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

Prerequisites: None

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for budding musicians who have never played a musical instrument, as well as experienced musicians who desire to expand their instrumental diversity. Ukulele 1 is an entry-level course for students wishing to develop knowledge of musical concepts, while also developing the technical skills necessary to play melodies and accompaniments on the ukulele. No prior music background is required. No prerequisites are required.

MS Songwriting for Everyone Electives Music None

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!