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Rochelle Garman

    Rochelle Garman
    Email: garmaro@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us
    Grades: Pre-K-5
    Subject Music


    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

    My name is Rochelle Garman, and I am the General Music Teacher at  A. Dorothy Hains.  I am very excited about  all the activities I have planned that will  enhance your child’s education.  I am also very happy that 4th & 5th Graders  can also learn how to play the violin, viola or cello during Strings Class with Mr. Ball our Strings Teacher.

     One of the goals of general music class is to help students realize their full potential and raise their self-esteem through musical activities.  Music class grades are based on a student’s participation and cooperation.  Each child will have the opportunity to succeed at their own level.  The music standards are on our school’s web page.

    We ask that students  show respect and participate in an appropriate manner.  Below are my expectations and consequences for music class.  If your child is disrupting instructional time, he is not participating in what was planned for the day. and his/her daily grade will be lowered.   Please remind your child of the importance of participating and acting appropriately while at school.


    M= Make good choices,

     U= use nice manners,

    S=Sing, speak and play only when asked

     I=Involve yourself in class activities,

     C= Care for materials, instruments, and other people.


    1. Verbal warning.
    2. Move a couple steps away from the class activity.
    3. Sit in time out (the rest chair).
    4. Points taken off daily grade
    5. Parents contacted by note or phone
    6. Sent to office.  (For #2 and #3 the student may return to the class if they feel they are ready.  If they return and are not ready then it will continue to #4 etc.….)

    I can be contacted at the school at 706/796-4918 or at garmaro@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

    I look forward to teaching your child

    Rochelle Garman,                                                                                                              

     General Music Teacher at Hains Elementary

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    Below are the General Music standards for Georgia.  The standards are pretty much the same for all grade levels except as the grade level increases some of the standards go more in depth.  To see the standards for all the grade levels please follow this link to the Georgia Department of Education.



    General Music (K-5): Introduction

    Music is an essential element in the fabric of a fully developed human being. The study of music in K-5 grades uniquely embraces a sequential and

    quality performance-based curriculum that is developmentally appropriate to all learners. The Georgia Performance Standards in K-5 General

    Music are modeled after the National Standards for music as published by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). The purpose of this

    document is to equip the K-5 music educator with measurable standards that provide students with a crucial foundation for a K-12 scaffolding

    music curriculum.  The standards are pretty much the same for all the grade levels.  As the grade level increases, some of the standards go more in




    1. Skills and Techniques/Performance

    M1GM.1 – Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

    1. Sing melodies in a limited range using appropriate head voice accompanied and unaccompanied.
    2. Echo simple singing and speech patterns; perform call and response songs.
    3. Sing from memory multiple songs representing various genres, tonalities, meters and cultures including at least one song in a foreign language.

    M1GM.2 – Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

    1. Echo simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion as well as classroom instruments with appropriate technique.
    2. Perform a steady beat and simple rhythmic patterns using body percussion as well as classroom instruments with appropriate technique.

    M1GM.3 – Reading and notating music

    1. Read simple notation including quarter note, quarter rest and paired eighth notes using non-traditional and/or traditional icons.
    2. Identify non-traditional and/or traditional representations of simple quarter note, quarter rest, and paired eighth note rhythmic patterns in response to teacher performance.
    3. Read contour representations or simple melodic patterns within a reduced staff.
    4. Creative Expression and Communication

    M1GM.4 – Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments

    1. Improvise simple body percussion patterns.
    2. Improvise soundscapes (e.g., weather, animals, and other sound effects).

    M1GM.5 – Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines

    1. Create sound effects and movements to accompany songs, poems, and stories.
    2. Create simple rhythmic patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests, and

    paired eighth notes using non-traditional and/or traditional icons.

    1. Create new text for familiar melodies.
    2. Critical Analysis/Investigate

    M1GM.6 – Listening to, analyzing, and describing music

    1. Distinguish between contrasts (pitch, dynamics, tempo, timbre) in various pieces of music.
    2. Describe music using appropriate vocabulary (e.g., high, low, loud, quiet, fast, and slow).
    3. Identify and classroom instruments by sight and sound using correct names.
    4. Aurally distinguish between the voices of men, women, and children.

    M1GM.7 – Evaluating music and music performances

    1. Evaluate musical performances of themselves and others.
    2. Explain personal preferences for specific musical works using appropriate vocabulary.
    3. Cultural and Historical Context

    M1GM.8 – Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts

    1. Describe the relationship between music and the other arts.
    2. Describe the relationship between music and disciplines outside the arts.

    M1GM.9 – Understanding music in relation to history and culture

    1. Sing, listen, and/or move to music from various historical periods and cultures (e.g., patriotic).
    2. Describe how sounds and music are used in daily lives.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior for the context and style of music performed.

    M1GM.10 – Moving, alone and with others, to a varied repertoire of music

    1. Respond to contrasts and events in music with gross locomotor and nonlocomotor movements.
    2. Perform choreographed and non-choreographed movements.
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