St. Michael Catholic Church

Music: Ms. Padden

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Ms. Joanna Padden

Music

Biography

Greetings families,

I am incredibly blessed to be here at St. Michael Catholic School as your music teacher.  I have been teaching at StMCS since 2003 and previously taught music and art at St. Joachim's Catholic school in Philadelphia through AmeriCorps/Catholic Volunteer Network.  I graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in music and education and received my Master of Education from St. Mary's University.  I continue my professional growth though graduate courses at St. Thomas University and received training and certificates in Orff, Kodaly, World Music Drumming, Curriculum Design, and Bodymind and Voice.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, crafting with my sister, spending time with family (especially my niece and nephews), playing piano, guitar, flute, ukulele and folk harp.   I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and creating music with your students!


Treble Clef Note Name Practice Games:

Name that Note (click on note that matches letter on top of screen)

Treble Clef note name practice (click on the note that matches letter on top of screen)

Treble Clef note names (2 minute timed)

Word Spell Treble Clef     

Treble clef flashcards

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Beginner Treble clef game (Click treble clef and beginner level) 

Treble Clef Game   (timed)  *needs Flash*

Staff Wars (download)                

Recorder Handbook (practice reminders, belt levels and practice bugs)

Learning the Recorder Video (start at 3 min. mark)

Recorder Practice Videos (B, A, G)

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Shine On Talent Show 2021 Video Link

Congrats to Issac in 4th grade, Izzy in 5th grade and Sarah in 6th grade who performed in this year's Shine On Talent Show on March 7th!

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Grade 3:

Practice Rhythms Video

Games:

Rhythm Trainer: Select "Mode A", Tempo: "Fast" or "Slow", Beat Highlight "On" and Quarter note, Eighth notes and quarter rest rhythms

Rhythm Matching:  Scroll down and click on #5: Which Rhythm, then select option #2 (quarter note and rest and eighth notes)

Rhythm Race: Scroll down and click on #14: Rhythm Racing, click "play" then select level

Rhythm Randomizer: Count and clap rhythms (remember to start over with 1 after the bar line)

Rhythm Sound Match Quiz  (click on the correct pattern, then hit next.  You will find out your score at the end)

Rhythm Sound Match Quiz 2 (click yes or no if you hear the written rhythm)

Grade 2: http://www.nyphilkids.org/           

Practice rhythms

 

Grade 4:

How to count basic rhythms video

How to count rhythms with sixteenth notes

Games:

Rhythm Trainer: Select "Mode A", Tempo: "Fast" or "Slow", Beat Highlight "On" and Quarter note, Eighth notes and quarter rest rhythms

Rhythm Matching:  Scroll down and click on #5: Which Rhythm, then select option #2 (quarter note and rest and eighth notes)

Rhythm Race: Scroll down and click on #14: Rhythm Racing, click "play" then select level

Rhythm Randomizer: Count and clap rhythms (remember to start over with 1 after the bar line)

Rhythm Sound Match Quiz  (click on the correct pattern, then hit next.  You will find out your score at the end)

Rhythm Sound Match Quiz 2 (click yes or no if you hear the written rhythm)

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Treble Clef Game   (timed)  *needs Flash*

Beginner Treble clef game (Click treble clef and beginner level) 

Word Spell Treble Clef     

Staff Wars (download)                

Recorder Handbook (practice reminders, belt levels and practice bugs)

Learning the Recorder Video (start at 3 min. mark)

Recorder Practice Videos (B, A, G)

 

Middle Level

Ukulele & Guitar links & songs

Ukulele practice slides: https://www.eemusicclass.com/shared/W4tfH9sssf3e85Yj

Ukulele song slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vGmlyBNqV_pOnCdIFj6v6rP8vTpGDpMEio96RhsHX60/edit?usp=sharing

Online ukulele tuner: https://tuner-online.com/other-instruments/ukulele-tuning

Recommended model of ukulele for at home practice (these are the same as the ones we use in class:  https://www.westmusic.com/guitars-folk/ukuleles/makala-mk-c-pack-concert-ukulele-package-302970

 

 

 


 

Conferences and Volunteer Opportunities

Please click on the button below to sign up for parent/teacher conferences, as well as classroom volunteer opportunities.



 

 

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