Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center - Music - Buffalo Public School 99, an IB World School

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    Makowski School Music Web Page

    I am proud to say I joined the Makowski School 99 faculty in 2001 as a full-time Vocal and Elementary Classroom Music teacher! My room is 286-Train.

    My goal for Makowski students is to develop musical knowledge and skills through active exploration, inquiry and cooperative learning so they can become expressive and creative music makers.

    Skills for singing and playing classroom instruments grow with a foundation of ear-training, creative movement and dramatics. Students build vocabulary and apply critical thinking as they listen and respond to a wide variety of music from around the world. 

    The music classroom in 268-Train is equipped with percussion instruments, a keyboard lab donated by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and a non-slip dance-floor donated by the Jubilation Foundation.

    Music instruction is aligned with the New York State Standards for the Arts, Common Core and International Baccalaureate. 

    Children's Music Workshop:  The Benefits of Music Education 

    Child Development and the Arts: Research Summary of Best Practices

    Music Instruction Schedule:

    -Grades K-3: one 30 minute music class each A-F school-week. 

    -Grade 4: two 40-minute music classes each A-F school-week. 

    -Buffalo Philharmonic Concerts:  Grades 1, 2, 3 & 4 visit the orchestra each fall.

    -Visiting Artists TBA: the Makowski school hosts a variety of enriching presentations.

    School-wide student musical performances:

    -Winter Celebration • December 2016 DATE TBA
              - see Winter Celebration Page

    -Talent Show •  June 2017 DATE TBA
              - see Makowski Talent Show Page

    Other special events and music-sharing opportunities may be scheduled throughout the year.

    Parent Volunteers:
    Parents are welcome to help out with concerts or any time! If you would like to volunteer as a helper for classroom music, field trips or in-school concerts—or perhaps you have a special musical talent you would like to share with our students—please contact the music teacher.