helping kids find something they're good at; showing kids how music is amazing, fun, and instilling an appreciation for music in their souls during these precious early years.
the kids! They're awesome, caring, kind, respectful, ready to learn, and just rock in general.
exercising, reading, watching movies, going to touring Broadway shows in Denver, and doing anything in the sun!
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.
I am a master at spider solitaire.
If you can not teach me to fly, teach me to sing! ~J.M. Barrie
<p>McGraw uses the best music education practices through the study and implementation of visionaries <span data-scayt_word="Zoltan" data-scaytid="1">Zoltan</span> <span data-scayt_word="Kodály" data-scaytid="2">Kodály</span> and Carl <span data-scayt_word="Orff" data-scaytid="5">Orff</span>. <span data-scayt_word="Kodály" data-scaytid="3">Kodály</span> believed in using folk songs of the native tongue to create a sequenced comprehensive musical training through singing including the use of <span data-scayt_word="solfége" data-scaytid="8">solfége</span> with moveable do, <span data-scayt_word="Curwen" data-scaytid="9">Curwen</span> hand signs, reading and writing rhythms, using <span data-scayt_word="Cheve" data-scaytid="10">Cheve</span> rhythmic syllables, ear training, movement, and performance. <span data-scayt_word="Orff" data-scaytid="6">Orff</span> believed in the use of instruments and sounds, movement, and creation to create a balanced education. He emphasized the use of speech (rhymes and chants), <span data-scayt_word="unpitched" data-scaytid="11">unpitched</span> percussion instruments, mallet instruments, body percussion, and exploration. Through extensive study and training, the music teacher at McGraw use the visions of both <span data-scayt_word="Kodály" data-scaytid="4">Kodály</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Orff" data-scaytid="7">Orff</span> to give their students the best musical training.</p>