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    Greetings Students and Parents

    I am very excited to be part of the wonderful music team at East Ward Elementary School. We sing, we play, we dance, we move, we create, we think, we grow, we perform, we shine, we learn, we inspire, we have a blast, we achieve greatness!!! Music is found around the world. Different peoples, different languages, different traditions, different cultures...all with music as part of their lives. 

Music Blog

  • Shoes? Shoes? Shoes as musical instruments?

    Posted by Neill Herndon on 8/4/2017

    You must be crazy. I've never heard anyone PLAY a shoe. How about a TAP shoe? Well....just check this out. Cab Calloway and the awesome Nicholas Brothers

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  • It's all in the Family

    Posted by Neill Herndon on 8/3/2017

    Take a listen to these three sisters and their brother from Ireland.  The Corrs are a very successful Irish pop group that also performs traditional Irish tunes.  In this clip, the Corrs share a traditional Irish dance tune called "Toss the Feathers." Listen for the traditional Irish instruments, the tin whistle and bodhran (drum). 

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  • Have You Lost Your' Marbles??

    Posted by James Rawls on 8/2/2017

    No? This fella from Sweeden uses over 2000 steel marbles to make some wonderful music.  What instruments do you see in his Marble Machine?

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  • Music is All Around Us

    Posted by Neill Herndon on 8/1/2017

    Not just in our Ipod, phone, or on YouTube.  You don’t have to buy an expensive instrument to perform music.  Everyday objects can be turned into musical instruments in a snap.  And of course, there is nothing more simple than using your' hands and your' voice to create music on the spot.  Check out these folks called STOMP.  This is a great group of percussionists (sometimes we mistakenly call them drummers) that use everyday objects to jam the day away.  Basketballs as musical instruments?????   You bet!!!

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  • This is What "WE" do in Music Class

    Posted by Neill Herndon on 6/2/2017

    We sing, we play, we dance, we move, we create, we think, we grow, we perform, we shine, we learn, we inspire, we have a blast, we achieve greatness!!!

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