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Lesson Plans

Re: Ditto on music

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Sat, 5 Jan 1980 00:54:52 +0300

I generally always have music in the background in the art room. If
it's not on during the lesson, kids will ask for it. Or ask for
certain kinds of music I play from time to time. Parents have even
reported that kids drawing at home now want to listen to music when
they work because they do it in the art room. Ditto on the effect
certain kinds of music have on the atmosphere: my policy is I reserve
the right of refusal. I let kids (6th graders especially) bring in tapes
and cd's but if I can't stand it, I put on something else.

Teresa Tipton
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:09:23 -0800
From: gbogus (Gary Bogus)
Subject: Re: music in art room

I agree about controlling the music, at least in the elementary grades. I
think that part of my role as "art(s) specialist" is to expose children to
many types of music as well as art. Sometimes I pick music to go with the
artist or lesson ("Virgil Thompson was friends with Alexander Calder!
Let's listen to the music that was happening when Calder was in Paris...").
But we've heard Chinese, Balinese, Andean, Sun Ra! Surf guitars! Whales!
You name it, we've heard it. I do agree about non-vocal music, although I
have a fondness for opera and (western and Chinese). Fortunately, our
public library is a great source of CD's.
Jai in Berkeley