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Rio students work with area schoolchildren

January 9, 2014

Gary Stewart's Music in the Classroom students visited Rio Grande Elementary on December 13 to present lesson plans to first grade students. Fifteen college students worked together to present two different lesson plans, one at 9:30 and the other at 2:30pm. A total of 49 first graders were present in all the groups and micro teachings were taught using singing, movement and playing instruments.

The Music in the Classroom course prepares Early Childhood Education majors to teach music to students from kindergarten through 3rd grade. Mr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Rio Grande, with over 30 years of experience at all levels of music education.