Grace Notes
(Grades 5-7)
Tutor: Andrea Orem
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 3 (10:45-11:30)

Description: Grace Notes is a fun, singing-focused class designed to equip students in being “tuneful, beatful, and artful” musicians. We also learn about the foundational elements of music and critical listening skills. Students will grow in appreciation for the musicians and composers of the past and present as we experience some of their compositions through listening and movement. Students will learn about musical instruments, and interact socially through the medium of music while having fun preparing songs for our concerts.

Grace Notes performs at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase. We also plan to sing the National Anthem at a Twins Game in the spring (optional)!

Note: This class is for eCHAT students in grades 5-6 and CHAT students in grade 7.

Vocal coach/director: Andrea Orem has bachelor’s degrees in K-12 Vocal Music Education, Music Composition, and Bible from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She has been teaching music to young people in one-on-one lessons, small groups, school classroom settings, and homeschool groups for 14 years. Andrea is also mama to a beautiful baby girl who was born in October 2022. In her free time, she enjoys organic gardening, singing in Two Rivers Chorale, helping people navigate TMJ issues naturally, reading, mentoring new freelance music teachers, and serving in various ways at Antioch Community Church with her husband, Gabe.

Cost: $119, $129 or $139 per semester (depending on registration date)
: Grades 5-7

Prerequisite: none
Homework: Practicing at home using Google Classroom
Supplies:  The cost of the music is included in the price of the class.  Students will need Access to Google Classroom, a folder dedicated JUST to choir music (not in a multi-subject binder), and a sharpened pencil with erasure (no pens!).