River School Music

Where music happens

Virtual Classroom!


I have created a virtual classroom for students to explore music links.  Almost all of the items in the room are linked to something cool.  There is also more than one room (like a ukulele room).


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Did you miss the luncheons?


If you missed the Composer Luncheon zooms you can watch a recording of the zoom here:

Tuesday: (Schubert and Rachmaninoff)


Thursday: (Giordani and Prokofiev)


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News from the Music Room

End of year Composer test!!  Mrs. Barca-Hall is so excited to announce that our Music Memory Composer test has been put into a Google Forms Quiz!!  All students can take this test at home and it will tell you what your percentage is! We will even give a shout out to the top scorers in Mr. Marden’s May 26 message!
This test is intended for grade 2-5, but K and 1 are welcome to give it their best try.  
Haven’t listened to the last four composers yet?  Mrs. Barca-Hall will be hosting 2 Composer Luncheons this week on Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1 for all students to attend.  We will listen to Schubert and Rachmaninoff on Tuesday and Girodani and Prokofiev on Thursday.

Meeting ID: 949 9707 6405

Can’t make the luncheon? Check out the videos under the music memory page on this website!


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Welcome Back!


Welcome Back from Spring Break River Otters!

This week I have added a lesson with Shakers.  The video shows you how to create shakers and then we sing and dance to 2 songs!  With in the next few days I will also add a rhythm lesson that you can use your shakers again on, so don’t lose them!   You can find all of the video tape lessons under the Distance Learning Lessons tab.

When’s my Zoom? Click Here for the music zoom schedule.

Right now the focus is on maintaining the instrumental students, especially those going on to the CMS Band and Orchestra Program.  I am hoping to add in a few k-2 zooms in May, but for now, I hope you enjoy the videos!

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Hello River Families!

I have been working steadily to upload a variety of content to be used while our school is closed.  Currently there are playlists for both violin and cello instruction.  There are also several videos from our first week away, when teachers participated in a #VirtualSpiritWeek.  Check out my YouTube Channel MrsBarcaHall

You can also keep up to date by following my professional Facebook Page MrsBarcaHall. I will announce new content as I am creating it on my Facebook page.

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Website in Progress


Hello River Parents:

I am actively updating this website with the various links that were on your Music Bingo in your home packets.  Please check back regularly for updates.

You can always email me with questions: ebarcahall@carmelunified.org

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Welcome to River School Music

All children at River School have general music classes once a week.  The curriculum consists of music from the GamePlan Curriculum for grades k-2, Be a Recorder Star in 3rd grade, Mallet Madness in 4th grade, and a study of American Music in 5th grade.  Students will learn basic note reading, music appreciation and music history through out their years at River School.
The music classroom has a full Orff-Schulwerk Instrumentarium.  Consisting of Bass xylophones and metallophones, alto xylophone and metallohphones, soprano xylophones and metallophones, glockenspiels, conga drums, hand percussion, recorders and more. Children learn to play these percussion instruments to accompany the songs they sing.
Students in grades 4 and 5 may participate in the instrumental and choral program.  Students meet once a week to play in band, orchestra or sing in chorus. For more information please go to our instrumental page.

Performance opportunities include grade level musicals that tap into the classroom curriculum and are performed through out the school year.  In March CUSD sponsors a district-wide choral festival at Sunset Center, band festival at CMS, and string festival at CHS.

VOTE for our New School Song


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