Ms. Rachel Di Pilla, Music Teacherrdipilla@medford.k12.nj.us | Ext 6114 |Room 16I teach my music classes in a very active way. We do lot of dancing, singing, and I also use sports equipment like basketballs, bowling pins, and tennis balls. It’s important to me that my students see how music relates to many aspects of their lives.From the moment they wake up to when they shut their eyes to go to sleep, music is all around them. Music has been shown to enhance academics, health, mood, and many other critical aspects of child development (and human well-being).
Of course, the success of this program has a lot to do with the Allen parents, especially those involved with band. It’s likely that many of you have played or do play an instrument, and many who stopped playing probably regret it. It is pivotal at this age that parents encourage kids to practice their instruments at home, to proudly demonstrate what they’re learning for family members, to show off their karate belts (they will be receiving ribbons for their cases each time they get a specified number of points for practicing assigned music), and to experience a sense of accomplishment in their progress.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to email me. I am looking forward to meeting you and working with your children!