Music at Fairmount Park
During the week, all students grade K-5 will have a general music class during the school day with Mr. Pendergrass in the music room once a week.
Instrumental music instruction for students in grades 4-5 is also offered during the school day as a pull-out program.
Instrumental Music with Mr. Pendergrass
We are excited to offer Elementary Instrumental Music (EIM) to your student! My name is Ken Pendergrass and I will be your EIM teacher this year if you attend Louisa Boren STEM K-8, Alki Elementary, Pathfinder K-8 or Fairmount Park Elementary. The program is for 5th graders and for 4th graders if space is available. Instruments we teach are Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone. This is an optional program that students and families choose to participate in. During the school day, students leave their regular classrooms to go to EIM for about 30 minutes, one day per week. Enrollment for EIM is now closed for the 22-23 school year.
Louisa Boren STEM K8 Instrumental Schedule
Monday at STEM
1:50-2:20 Intermediate Brass
2:35-3:05 Intermediate Strings
Alki Elementary Instrumental Schedule
Tuesday morning at Alki:
9:05-9:35 Intermediate Ensemble
Pathfinder K8 Instrumental Schedule
Tuesday afternoon at Pathfinder:
Fairmount Park Instrumental Schedule
Wednesday at Fairmount Park:
9:50-10:20 Intermediate Strings
Thursday at Fairmount Park:
9:35-10:05 Intermediate Band
Weekly Announcements all Instrumental Families
Week of November 14
Dear Instrumental families-
As we head into conference week and Thanksgiving break, I want to say THANK YOU for your patience and support of the Elementary Instrumental Music program (EIM). We should have instruments for most students now and method books are set to arrive this week.
If You Have A School District Instrument…
…and did not fill out an Instrument Loan Agreement, please go to the link below and fill out the form:
Please Label Your instrument
Before your next lesson, please take the time to put a proper label on your instrument. For families borrowing school district instruments, the piece of masking tape with your child’s name on it is only temporary. Please put a luggage tag or more permanent label on your instrument that includes your child’s name, school and classroom teacher. Because so many instrument cases look alike, a proper label is necessary for your case.
Some Helpful Videos for Practicing at Home
When our method books arrive, I will be assigning specific pages for your child to practice at home. Until that time, I have some helpful videos for each instrument you can watch at home. I created these a few years ago, so ignore the dates and times I mention in the video, but do click on the links for your instrument below for a short lesson and some helpful tips before our next lesson after Thanksgiving break: