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Composer of the Month: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Posted Friday, March 27 in News

1805-1847 Sister to the famous Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny was an accomplished musician and composer in her own right.  Felix relied very much on Fanny’s insight and critiques of his works.  One of her most remarkable feats was performing twenty-four of Bach’s Preludes from memory at a private concert – when she was only 12 years… Read More

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Music Class and Your Child’s Social Development

Posted Tuesday, March 24 in News

Before Facebook, making friends and maintaining relationships involved more than clicking yes to a “Friend Request” and commenting on the occasional status update. (Well, technically it still does.) To be a good friend, regardless of age, we need to share, use our “kind and polite words,” take turns, show empathy, listen, practice conflict resolution—essentially put… Read More

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Using Music to Develop Spatial Awareness

Posted Saturday, March 21 in News

Do you remember the first time you tried ice-skating, clinging to the wall around the rink and refusing to let go? There was likely a good deal of wobbling, flailing, and slipping. The experience was probably a bit more like ice-sitting! With practice (and some help from your vestibular sense), you learned to balance, adjust… Read More

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How Kids Can Learn Self-Control

Posted Wednesday, March 18 in News

Driving in stop-and-go traffic can be frustrating. A quick trip to the store can turn into a 30-minute ordeal. (Will we make this light? Oh no, someone is turning left. Someone else is trying to merge. Urgh!) Stop and go. Stop and go. Will you ever make it to the store? Thankfully, adults usually practice… Read More

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Kindermusik and Early Literacy Development

Posted Saturday, March 14 in News

In the words of writer Emilie Buchwald, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Being held by a parent during storytime promotes bonding, helps babies connect the sounds of words with pictures, provides a natural time to engage in conversations and vocal play, and even models for little ones how to read… Read More

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PCS Student Performs in Concerto Event

Posted Saturday, March 14 in News

We’re proud of the work Abigail did in preparing and performing Concerto Romantique Movmt. 1 by Catherine Rollin in the recent NFMC Concerto Event on February 28. Abigail along with her teacher, Mrs. Verloyn Young also performed for the Middle School Choir class of 7th and 8th graders as well as the 3rd grade General… Read More

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2015 NFMC Congratulations

Posted Wednesday, March 11 in News

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, over 200 PCS Students participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival for District II.  We are thrilled that 84% of PCS students participating in the Festival received a SUPERIOR rating, the highest rating given. Students who participate are judged on their own merits against a standard of excellence. Each… Read More

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You can help PCS win $500 in Kindermusik classroom products!

Posted Wednesday, March 11 in News

Kindermusik International just announced a “Nominate Your Favorite Kindermusik Educator” contest between now and March 23rd. The top five Kindermusik Educators will be announced April 6th and then from April 6-10 people will be asked to vote on Kindermusik International’s Facebook Page. You do NOT need a Facebook page to nominate a Kindermusik Educator; however, if we… Read More

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BJU Symphony Orchestra & Singers

Friday, March 13, 7:00 pm

When: Friday, March 13, 2015 What time: 7 pm Where: Rodeheaver Auditorium @ Bob Jones University Who: For ages 6 and up. Cost: Free admission. PCS students will receive Skillmasters credit for a concert attendance.