Music at MPSA

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General Music

flowers bio Ms. Amie Shakespeare
amie.shakespeare@apsva.us
brewer bio pic Ms. Beth Brewer
elisabeth.brewer@apsva.us

Ms. Shakespeare and Ms. Beth are both American Center for Elemental Music and Movement Beacon Scholars. Ms. Shakespeare and Ms. Beth share training and practice in Orff-Schulwerk, an international approach to music education.


Schedule

Weekly 30 minute lessons:

  • Primary: Ms. Shakespeare & Ms. Beth
  • Lower Elementary: Ms. Shakespeare
  • Upper Elementary: Ms. Beth

Music materials will be available in October.

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Pena_SmithOver the next couple months, George Washington University graduate students Karah Peña (left) and Carlie Smith (right) will work with MPSA Primary and Lower Elementary students.  While here, Ms. Peña and Smith will curate lessons integrating Montessori practices and curriculum with Museum Education resources.

More about Karah Peña and Carlie Smith:

Hello! I am Karah, a Museum Education graduate student at George Washington University! I am originally from Texas, where I received my Bachelor of Science in geology to study dinosaurs. After graduation, I led tours in a cavern where I fell in love with teaching in informal settings, eventually leading me to a World War II aircraft carrier. I love being able to turn any environment into a classroom. When I am not in a museum, you can usually find me hiking and camping.

Carlie Smith is a graduate student at George Washington University who is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education. She was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana and attended undergraduate at the University of Mississippi where she received her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications in May of 2020. While at UM she worked at the University Museum which sparked her interest in museum education. Carlie has an ongoing love for the arts and over the years has taken on hobbies of painting, ceramics, and stained glass. She is excited to volunteer at a Montessori school and looks forward to the opportunity to engage with kids in museum centered learning activities.

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Instrumental Music – Band

Glasner, R. Mr. Randy Glasner
randy.glasner@apsva.us

Schedule

TBD

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Instrumental Music – Orchestra

Kamenski Mr. Erik Kamenski
erik.kamenski@apsva.us

Schedule

TBD

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Critical and Creative Thinking Team

Music, Art, PE, Library, Counseling are your Critical & Creative Thinking Team

During this distanced time of learning, we are brainstorming ways in which our community may experience shared, joyful experiences of music-making throughout the year.

Follow the links for additional critical & creative thinking opportunities at home:

Disclaimer: This page contains links to websites that are outside of the Arlington Public School network. APS does not control the content or relevancy of these links.

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