Degrees and Certifications:
BME, University of Rhode Island MM, SUNY Purchase Certified Music K-12
Ms. Erin Dawson
Welcome to Music!
I am very excited to get started teaching elementary music with your students! This year, I'll be teaching Kindergarten General Music,1st grade General Music classes, and all the Special classes. I will also be co- teaching 3rd and 4th grade band with Mrs. Eminizer.
Elementary General Music allows students to develop musical elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, timbre, and musical expression. It is a time for exploration and self discovery, practice fine motor skills, promote self confidence, and build community in the school. In this classroom, we (students and teachers) all experience music through singing, playing, dancing, listening and creating. Most importantly, I hope to make music learning a joyful experience for all children.
Our band program allows the students to develop the basic elements of music playing skills, and introduction to band literature. Most beginning band students are learning to play their first musical instrument. No experience is necessary – only the will and desire to play an instrument. The instruments taught are flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion. The students present a Winter and Spring Concert.
I look forward to a great year of music making!
If you have an questions or concerns, please contact me via email. :)