Ms. Long, Music

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Ms. Ashley Lo
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Ms. Long

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!


BIOGRAPHY

Hi!  I am Ms. Ashley Long, and I thoroughly enjoyed my first year as the music teacher at St. John's Elementary.  

I am delighted to be sharing my love of music with your children.  I received my first B.A. in Music from Mars Hill College in North Carolina.  After which, I spent five years in the restaurant industry, before deciding it was time to come back to music.  I completed my Bachelor of Music Education at Coker College in Hartsville in May 2016.  I student taught at Hartsville Middle School, so elementary was a new adventure for me, but I love it!

I am a classically trained vocalist, and I also play the piano and guitar and dabble in theatre.
  
In music class, we study units on Steady Beat, the Elements of Music, Staff Reading, Instruments of the Orchestra, World Music, Jazz/Improv/STOMP, and Composition.  These areas are taught through movement such as dance, singing, playing instruments, games, and occasionally worksheets.  I believe that a proper music education can help students in all facets of life.  We learn teamwork, listening skills, and leading skills--among other things--through music.

I also direct the St. John's Singers and am the Elementary Music Team Leader for the school district.




Performances
 
4th Grade -- October 27th, Spirit Day, 8:30am, 10am



St. John's Singers  

The St. John's Singers are a group of 3rd-5th graders who have shown an interest in singing.  New members will be added at the beginning of the 2017 school year.  The SJS will perform at May Day.



All County Elementary Honors Choir 

Twenty-four fifth graders will be joining me for the All-County Elementary Honors Choir.

The performance is on November 16th at 6pm in the Hartsville Middle School Auditorium.


5th Grade Gradution

The 5th grade class will perform at their graduation.