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Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike: "The Sounds of Brazil"

man playing a piano
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Home Learning | Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike

Episode 6 - Have you ever wondered how music transforms from notes on a page to something so beautiful it can touch our souls? Mike travels to Harrisonburg, VA to meet a pianist from Brazil, who teaches us about the music of Brazil and performs a lively piece on the piano. Mary guides us in moving our bodies to all of the different musical sounds and we learn to sing a children’s folk song in Portuguese.

VA Unified Early Learning and Development Standards

  • APL1.1 Being curious learners
  • APL3.1 Focusing and paying attention
  • SED1.2 Developing self-esteem and confidence
  • HPD2.1 Developing large muscle control
  • HPD2.2 Exploring the environment
  • CD4.2 Learning about and through music

National Standards for Music Education

  • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Understanding music in relation to history and culture