Music is a place where we explore, so students sing, they play, they dance, they create, they write, they compose. They do all of these things that help expand their learning. I like to think of music as a way of not only are they learning about music, but music is taking them into a greater thought process.”
— Kay Dickinson
In Mrs. Dickinson’s class, not only does she teach students the basics of music, she has found a learning style that engages students and creates an environment where they feel empowered to try and make connections.
Through integrating, cross-curricular lessons, Mrs. Dickinson uses the power and depth of music to connect other academic areas with her music lessons. Dickinson collaborates with other teachers in the building to help give her music lessons more relevance to students’ daily life. From songs about tree science to finding similies in music, she works to incorporate traditional academics into their music experience to help increase proficiency in other areas like reading and math and to develop a life-long love of the art.