Grades 4-5

Click the image below to see a copy of the Level 1 Book.

RR1

Click the image below to see a copy of the Level 2 Book.

RR1

Need a metronome to keep the steady beat? Click on the image below!

About the Recorder Rocks!

At Laraway 4th and 5th grade students learn how to play the recorder, a simple wind instrument. Studying the recorder will help your child develop the ability to:

  • assemble the recorder
  • sit with proper posture
  • hold the recorder
  • produce good quality sound with proper breathing and articulation
  • read music notes on the staff
  • keep a steady beat
  • count rhythms
  • play a variety of pitches (notes)
  • perform as part of an ensemble

Students who are new to recorder will focus on songs that include notes B, A, and G while those with experience will focus on songs that include notes high C, high D, B, A, G, F#, low E, low D and low C .

About the Ribbon System

Students must complete a series of playing and written assessments. Students that earn 90-100% on select assessments will receive a “ribbon”. The ribbons are then attached to a 4″ satin sash. At the end of trimester concert the sash is worn to display each student’s success. After the concert, it serves as a reminder of the hard work and effort it took to become such a learned musician!

4th Grade = BLUE sash / 5th Grade = BLACK sash