Archer Learns the Language of Music

Fourth-graders at Archer visited the Manhattan School of Music virtually for a lesson about music throughout the world.

The students in Jennifer Skelly’s music class participated in the videoconferencing activity, which included Eastern and Western performances as part of a conversation about rhythm and melody. The students compared and contrasted instruments used around the world, and also had the opportunity to ask and answer questions.

The virtual field trip was designed to teach students that music is a universal language spoken by all no matter what country they are from.