Welcome to the CPS Elementary Music Page!
Students at Washington and Parkview elementary schools attend music once each week for 45 minutes, with an additional 45 minute session on a Friday four or five times throughout the year. Classes at each grade level share what they have learned by presenting an evening performance once during the school year. Please use the tabs above to find information regarding the topics we are studying each month and our performance schedule.
We have ukuleles!!
Charlotte Public Schools was fortunate to be selected to receive a set of 40 Soprano Makala Waterman Ukuleles from Kala Brand Music Company in their recent Facebook Giveaway. Ukuleles have become popular instruments for younger students because they are a little smaller and easier to manage than guitars. The students at Parkview and Washington elementary schools, including this group from Mrs. Keyton’s third grade class, are very excited about learning to play chords on the new ukuleles in music class. Thank you to Kala Brand Music for
their generous donation! Oriole Pride!!
Thank you to our elementary PTOs for providing the funds for our second grade kazoos again this year! What a wonderful musical tool for learning about pitch and reading rhythms!
Our amazing kazoos were made at the Kazoobie Kazoo Factory in Beaufort County, South Carolina. You can watch kazoos made there and even visit the kazoo museum.
About the teacher, Mrs. Milligan:
I am a graduate of Central Michigan University and hold a Masters Degree in Music Education from Michigan State University. I have also completed Orff-Schulwerk Level I training in addition to post-graduate training in Kodaly and Education through Music. I am an active member of Mid-Michigan Orff Schulwerk, a local elementary music teacher professional development group, as well as an online collaborative group through Music K-8. I began my professional career teaching in Beaverton, Michigan, but the majority of my career has been spent teaching music for Charlotte Public Schools