music classes at Covenant Love Community School in Ithaca

Gail‘s background in Elementary Education includes a partial minor in Music, with twenty years of experience in choral singing as well as piano and guitar.

Music Class Grades PreK – 2 are taught by Gail Felker.

Gail Felker teaches Music to our PreK – 2nd graders. Classes are lively and interesting, and children take part enthusiastically. Introductory lessons on rhythm, note recognition, simple melodies, and instrument identification are taught alongside appreciation for the early composers. There is singing and movement each week, and preparation for school programs.

“There is music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and nurture it.” -Frances Clark

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Music Class Grades 3-8 are taught by Robert Reynolds-Turnage.

Music is the first and universal language of mankind. Research shows that playing an instrument is advantageous to developing the brain. With this in mind, students in grades 3-8 learn basic vocal and instrumentals skills, as well as beginning music theory.  This teaches them confidence as they learn to work corporately to, “worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalm 100:2 NIV)

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."