Kindergarten Students Get a Feel for the Music
February 8, 2012
For a five-year-old listening to the enchanting story of “Tubby the Tuba,” what could be more exciting than discovering a real, grown-up tuba in your classroom?
Kindergarten students in Michael Copps’ Lower School music class were studying brass instruments last week and being introduced to author/composer Paul Tripp’s musical account of how Tubby the Tuba set out in search of a song of his very own. That’s when Joe Colombo, who teaches instrumental music in the Middle and Upper School, decided to a pay a visit to Mr. Copps’ classroom. He brought with him a real, brass tuba and a brand new type of plastic trombone known as a “pBone.”
Students, you might say, got a feel for the music.
“The pBone is lightweight and comes in many colors,” explained Mr. Copps. “Of course, the class was mesmerized! They loved seeing and hearing and touching the real deal!”