Monday was Music to Student’s Ears

Written by Deborah Marcus. Posted in Daily Life at Unity Charter School, Education, Uncategorized, Whole Child Education

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On Monday morning, September 21st, Unity children were treated to a music showcase by Partesi Music, the organization that provides weekly music lessons after school at Unity. Led by Mr. Partesi himself, a band of five men played a range of songs for students, who enthusiastically clapped along at times, including:

“Happy” by Pharell Williams
“Blackbird” by The Beatles
“All Night Long” by AC/DC
“Come Sail Away” by Styx
“Fur Elise” by Beethoven
“Do You Want To Build a Snowman” from the movie Frozen
“The Pink Panther” theme song
“The National Anthem” by Francis Scott Key
“Amazing Grace” by John Newton
And many, many more!

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The students were introduced to a variety of instruments including flute, guitar, keyboard, trombone, drums, saxophone, and recorder. Mr. Partesi explained to students that “Music is not created in the computer. Music is a language. It’s a universal language that is the same all over the world.” He went on to explain the difference between melodies and chords as well as clarify what classical style is.

The children truly enjoyed the performance and the students left the Unity common room with a little extra pep in their step on the way to their classes that Monday morning.

About Partesi Music Classes

Partesi Music Services Inc. offers music lessons for Unity students in grades 1-8 on a variety of instruments including keyboard, drums, guitar, flute, recorder, saxophone, trumpet, xylophone, trombone, guitar, bass, and clarinet. Classes are offered once per week for a monthly fee. Instruments may be rented during the school year. All music students have the opportunity to perform in a concert for family and friends at the end of the school year. For more information or for a registration form, please contact the main office.

About the Author

Deb Marcus is a mother of two daughters at Unity. She has been a parent at the school for three years and has managed the school’s Facebook page and blog for a year. Deb is a part-time marketing consultant and enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.

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