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Re: music

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Christine Merriam (ktwnldy.az.us)
Mon, 01 Sep 1997 20:47:03 -0600

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Hi Duffy,

The first 2 years I taught art I was in a quanset hut (one of those metal
buildings like you see in M.A.S.H). I shared the building with the music
teacher. Needless to say the afternoon band lesson of 5th graders in this
metal building made my classes and teaching a bit, um, tough to handle.... So
I played Rock Music really loud. The kids all wanted me to play their music
too... It started to drive me nuts.

Then a friend made a tape of flute music. I started playing it, and noticed
that the kids got more done and it created a much more peaceful atmosphere.
Since then, I am in charge of the music, mostly classical, some ...oh don't
cringe...New Age... and it has helped a great deal. Personally, I recommend
the music of my friend who made the first tape I used... Carlos Nakai, Native
American Flute.

Hope this helps!
Chris
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