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4th Grade Symphony Field Trip | October 9th

Saxophone Concerto | Alexander Glazunov

I won the Old Dominion University Concerto Competition in 2006 playing this piece. Classical Saxophone.

Ralph Vaughn Williams | Oboe Concerto

Movement I: Rondo Pastorale, Allegro Moderato
Movement II: Minuet and Musette
Movement III: Finale, Scherzo

John Legend | True Colors

Really empowering lyrics... outstanding artist...

In a heart-melting moment, TED Talks Education host John Legend sits at the piano to sing “True Colors,” giving the lyrics a special meaning for kids and teachers. “So don’t be afraid / to let them show / your true colors / are beautiful, like a rainbow.”



You with the sad eyes, don’t be discouraged
Oh I realize, It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people, You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness, inside you, Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors—
true colors are beautiful—like a rainbow

Show me a smile then, Don’t be unhappy,
can’t remember when I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy, and you’ve taken all you can bear
You call me up because you know I’ll be there

And I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Yo…

Hang Time | Percussion | The Hang Drum ("Hung")

Ludwig Van Beethoven | 5th Symphony in C Minor

Find out a little bit more about Beethoven Here

Listen for the main motif throughout the piece! (DunDunDun Duuuuuuuuuuuun!......In music teacher talk)

Why Teach Music? | Back to Blogging in 2013

Welcome back Malibu Surfers! I'll be back to blogging this year, and I look forward to the great musical performances and experiences we'll have in 2013! Look for more information about Chorus and Orchestra coming soon...

If you happen to find a broken link to any videos or websites here at www.surfersmusic46.com, let me know right away and I'll go to work fixin'. By the way, the singing horses are back in the links section above!

For all our listeners/viewers, this video I'll share carries a VERY important message. Let it also inform the viewers/readers about how I often work in class, and why...

"Music is worth teaching for it's own sake
It is worth teaching because it is good
It is worth teaching because it is unique
It is worth teaching because it empowers children spectacularly"