MUSIC- Mrs. Amy Meenk

I am so excited to join the team of professionals educating your child at Northrop Urban Environmental Center.  This is my 18th year teaching music to young students.   Prior to teaching at Northrop, I was Director of Bands at both the elementary and middle school levels guiding students on their instrumental music journey in the full band classroom.  Now, it gives me great joy to step into the elementary music "world" inspiring and guiding our youngest as they discover their own talents and preferred ways of musical expression.

My primary performing instrument is the flute. Over the years, however, I have acquired the ability to demonstrate good tone quality and correct technique on every wind band instrument.  Many years instructing private instrumental lessons has afforded me the opportunity to develop many styles of teaching.  As a result, I have had great success reaching every child.  I value the uniqueness

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in each student and teach my students to value this uniqueness in each other.  Teaching a child how to learn independently, solve problems, be creative, and feel excited about learning are my most important job descriptions.

I welcome your valuable input, suggestions, and feedback about how I can best serve your child, this school and its community.  Feel free to contact me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child in music class.  The best way to reach me is email; amy.meenk@mpls.k12.mn.us.

MUSIC LINKS 

RHYTHM BANDIT- (game)- identify the note value and add them together

Classics For Kids- Treble Clef note name game

MusicTheory.Net- Note reading in bass and treble clef and much more music theory exercises

Speed Note Reading Tutor- note reading game

TED-ED; A Different Way to Visualize Rhythm-" John

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Varney describes the ‘wheel method’ of tracing rhythm and uses it to take us on a musical journey around the world."

Boost Memory and Learning With Music

TED-ED- How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

TED-ED- How to read music

 

5th Grade Listen & Learn

Hero 

Singabahamayo Thina-- different arrangement.  Great for practicing your Zulu. :)

4th Grade Listen & Learn 

Peace Round

My Town, My World

Shenandoah

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

One Small Voice