Teach 5000 kids math and science through rhythm!

by Music in Schools Today
Teachers making resonator tubes
Teachers making resonator tubes

Thank you again for your support of Music in Schools Today!  We are happy to report that our music integration projects and curriculum continue to move forward. 

SLANT, Mission Science, and Music in Schools Today recently collaborated in a professional development session entitled: The Science of Sound with Resonator Tubes! "Setting Air and Water in Motion"

Participants created tubular resonators that would enhance the tone and volume of plastic, wood, and/or metal.    A variety of materials demonstrated examples of resonators, longitudinal waves, and transverse waves.

Participating teachers learned how to make their own tubular resonators and explored how they taught the physics of sound, sound waves, and the relationship of sound waves to pitch and timbre. The session ended with teachers performing a piece they composed for the instruments they created in the workshop.

With these new tools in hand, the participating teachers will bring the lessons back to their individual schools and classrooms and spread the love of music!

Teachers hard at work
Teachers hard at work


We are offering two workshops in the coming weeks to train San Francisco teachers to use music in their classrooms to teach both science and literacy lessons! We are partnering with the Museum of the Diaspora and the Asian Art Museum to offer this two-part workshop.

What's your beat? Rhythm and Prose: Science and Celebration in Music & Instrument Making from Re-Purposed Materials - a 2-Part Professional Development Series

Join us for a SLANT-Themed workshop for ALL SFUSD Teachers of grades preK-5. Offered in partnership with the Asian Art Museum, the Museum of the Diaspora (MoAD), and Music in Schools Today (MUST), this 2-Day professional development series will address the history of cultural commemoration, the Science of Sound and the Arts of Story-telling, Instrument-building and Musical performance while connecting to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. 

We are also working with the Mission Science Workshop to offer an additional workshop in the coming months and spread music integration into more San Francisco and Bay Area classrooms!


The past month has been very busy here at Music in Schools Today!

We are happy to report that the 2012-2013 school year is off to a fantastic start.  We are in planning mode, preparing two to three six-hour intensive workshops for San Francisco teachers in K-12 classrooms. These workshops will give teachers ideas on how to incorporate music into their lessons. 

Additionally, the forty teachers who attended our workshops last year have also started new school years with new students! They will be able to implement the activities and lessons they learned in classrooms all over San Francisco.

Our partnership with Mission Science Workshop and KQED continues as well. More updates will follow as we work on these professional development events, teaching classroom teachers to use music as a tool for teaching math and science!

Many thanks to everyone who has supported our project. You are helping to bring music and music integration to hundreds of children in the Bay Area.


Many thanks again for your support of Music in Schools Today!

We are thrilled to annouce that our Head Start Program began on March 20th at Oakland Head Start - Tassafaronga. Preschoolers are making musical patterns while learning about letters, colors, and shapes.

We are also pleased to collaborate with KQED, Mission Science Workshop, and the Crissy Field Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. In partnership with these organizations, MUST is offering professional development opportunities for teachers to learn multiple ways to integrate music into their classrooms. The first one held on March 3rd, taught teachers from San Francisco Unified School District the physics of sound. These teachers then taught the lessons they learned to their students. We will be offering our next professional development opportunity in partnership with KQED and the Crissy Field Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy on May 31st.

On May 31st, MUST partnered with KQED and Crissy Field to provide a six-hour workshop to over 41 teachers in San Francisco.  Teachers mapped sections of Crissy Field using cartography techniques as well as record "soundscapes" to accompany their maps.  MUST taught teachers how to use their iphones as instruments and recording devices for this project. 

Check out the attached video to see one of our professional development workshops in action!


Thanks again for your support of Music in Schools Today.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.


The MUST Team


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Music in Schools Today

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mustcreate.org
Project Leader:
Grace Prasad
San Francisco, CA California United States

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