If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Cotler
My name is Mrs.Cotler and I am your child's music teacher! This is my seventh year in the Salem School District and I teach at both Lancaster Elementary and Soule Elementary School. I believe that music is something that can and should be a part of every child's life and work to give my student's the tools to experience it to the fullest.
Kindergarten and First Grade: In kindergarten and first grade music we are learning about songs which are combinations of rhythm and melody. We have learned that we can create songs using instruments, and our voices and have been creating our own short songs on the xylophone to play!
Second Grade: In second grade music we are also learning about songs which are combinations of rhythm and melody. We have learned that we can create songs using instruments, and our voices and have been creating our own longer songs on the xylophone to play!
Third Grade: In third grade we are learning how to play the recorder! Students are learning how to create and perform melodies and rhythms using the recorder.
Fourth Grade: In fourth grade we are learning about volume and speed and how musicians use them to make the audience feel different emotions! Students are learning different musical words for each volume and speed and analyzing music to figure out how they effect the meaning of the song.
Fifth Grade: In fifth grade we have spent a lot of time learning about chords, or groups of three or four notes played together to make the accompaniment to music. Students have learned about the different types of chords and are now learning how to create the background music for a movie, video game, or hip hop song using the chords to show emotions.