Music Team: Ms. Sara

There are three of us working in the elementary music department this year. We are going to introduce ourselves one by one and tell you a little bit about us. Today’s focus is Ms. Sara.

How long have you been working at IST?
This is my second year teaching at IST.

What instruments do you play? 
I started piano lessons at five years old and have been playing piano since then. I also enjoy singing. This summer I went to an Orff levels training workshop in California to learn more more recorder technique, mallet instruments as well as Laban influenced movement/dance.

What is your favourite type of music to listen to? What is your favourite type of music to play?
I like to listening to everything especially latin music. I like to play and sing jazz.

What are you looking forward to this year at IST?
I am looking forward to continuing to build the music program and utilizing more Orff Schulwerk methodology in our music inquiry program.

Music Team: Ms. Kober

There are three of us working in the elementary music department this year. We are going to introduce ourselves one by one and tell you a little bit about us. Today’s focus is Ms. Kober.

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How long have you been working at IST?
I have now been working at IST for four years. This is my fifth year.

What instruments do you play?
I have been singing since the age of one  and started playing the violin at five years old. I have played with orchestras and symphonies around the world. I have also learned a number of other instruments including mandolin, viola, flute, ukulele and piano.

What is your favourite type of music to listen to? What is your favourite type of music to play?
I enjoy listening to many types of music, but, my favourite genres would be Film soundtracks and Indie Folk Rock. I enjoy playing Jazz and Classical music.

What are you looking forward to this year at IST?
I am looking forward to incorporating more of the play based learning philosophy into the music program for early years students. I am also looking forward to working with students in the older grades and doing more music/tech projects in the new music lab.

Music Team: Mr. Jeremiah

There are three of us working in the elementary music department this year. We are going to introduce ourselves one by one and tell you a little bit about us. Today’s focus is Mr. Jeremiah.

How long have you been working at IST?
I have been working at IST for five years.

When did you start playing guitar? Do you play any other instruments?
I started to play guitar in 1995 when I was 15 years old. My brother taught me how to play guitar chords and scales. In 1997 I started to play with bands in church, hotels and music festivals. When I was a student at  the University of Dar Es Salaam I started teaching guitar and ukulele lessons. I also play the drums, bass guitar and African drums.

What is your favourite type of music to listen to? What is your favourite type of music to play?
I like to listen jazz, pop and classical music. I like to play pop music and Tanzanian rumba music.

What are you looking forward to this year at IST?
This year I am looking forward to working with students as they learn how to play different instruments. I look forward to inspiring them.

Music Explore Lunch

As we start this school year we are excited to announce that the music room will now be open Tuesdays and Thursdays for a Music Explore Lunch. This is an unstructured time for students in grade 1-5 to explore musical instruments and share what they know about musical concepts with others. We look forward to seeing you there.

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