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Carol Richardi
Music is a time of discovery, experimentation, and creating. At OPS we use a rich repertoire of children's rhymes and folksongs as focus areas that provide the scaffolding to learning the elements of music. The very child friendly Kodaly system of rhythm reading and hand signs for singing pitches is used. Classes are highly participatory and hands-on. The children have one 40 minute music classes during each six-day cycle.                             
When they enter 4th grade, they also have the opportunity to join a more formal choral setting. These large ensembles meet once a week during recess, and prepare students to perform in the annual Winter Concert and Spring Concerts. Many students choose to participate in both band and chorus.                                                                

This year begins my 38th year of teaching, 30 of which have been at OPS!                                            My mission is a simple one; I want to spark within each child a love of music.

                      Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,                                            
                                          flight to the imagination, and life to everything ~ Plato

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