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Specialty Spotlight: Music

Students in Grade 2 have been learning to play the recorder!

In early January, they received lesson books to begin the process of note reading.

The children are enthusiastic about playing an instrument and using music stands and books.

The recorder is a wonderful, age-appropriate instrument that helps students develop their musicality and sense of musicianship.

Students also learn how to coordinate their fingers, their tongue, and their breath – all 3 things at once – in order to play any tunes to a reasonable standard.

Not only is this a skill that will serve them well for learning any future wind instrument, but it helps build new pathways in the brain!

Linda Jacobs
Music Teacher


About Gillispie School: Gillispie is an independent toddler through Grade 6 school in La Jolla, CA. We believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. Our students partner with teachers to further their academic, creative, and social growth, and we balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher-level thinking. Click here to learn more about our school.

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