Welcome to Mrs. Meaney’s class page!
In her more than 4 decades of teaching, Mrs. M has taught students ranging in age from 3 to 18. These days she is blessed to be able to share her faith and her love of music with the students at her two schools. When not at school, or taking care of her two Bills (Sr. and Jr.) at home, she can be found under her laptop, completing a second certification in Childhood Ed/TESOL, and looking forward to the day we can all sing together again!
I am always so inspired by the talent and enthusiasm of our SMCA students, and look forward to sharing some wonderful musical experiences with all of you this school year! There’s nothing better than watching you “let your lights shine!!”
This year, we hope to continue building our repertoire of liturgical and seasonal music, as well as prepare for our annual performances. We will also continue to add to our knowledge of musical concepts and musical history, emphasizing the elements of music: form, beat and rhythm, pitch and melody, harmony and texture, tone/timbre, and expressive elements.
I encourage you and your families to take full advantage of the free arts programming available on TV on PBS (thirteen.org) and at our Queens Borough Public Library (see qbpl.org), as well as some of the excellent arts programming at our neighbor on Northern Blvd., Flushing Town Hall. I will try to update this page with postings of other musical events as I become aware of them.
**Oh, and don’t forget — Children, be sure to let your parents know if you access Youtube videos linked on these pages!!
Yours in “harmony”,
Mrs. M. xo
Things to look forward to :
QCC kids dance program Gotta Dance! http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/QPAC/enrichment.html
The Lightning Thief on Broadway now thru Jan. 5th
Live Little Mermaid on TV Nov. 5th
Frozen II opens Nov. 22nd
Broadway’s CATS opens in theatres in December!!
WEST SIDE STORY returns to Broadway in December, to movies next year
For Your Inspiration :
Godspell’s “You Are the Light of the World” (2012 revival version) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQhQuPiBmNU
“You Say” by Lauren Daigle – #1 on Billboard charts
Play the “Identify the Instrument” Online Games:
(there are games for all different ages…click on each to find one appropriate
for your grade level)
Listen to the different adult vocal ranges:
Adult Females: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qAdTGHpcrA
Adult Males: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRVEHfPb6rY
(THESE ARE FOR ADULTS….. Children’s voices are still growing, so just relax and enjoy the voice God gave you!!)
How the voice works
How to sing from the diaphragm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXoHdl_eitA
Vocal Exercise booklet :
+ Pope Francis’ World Day of Prayer for Migrants & Refugees 2019 +
A Prayer for Immigrant Children — Loving Father, in your infinite compassion, we seek your divine protection for refugee children who are often alone and afraid. Provide solace to those who have been witnesses to violence and destruction, who have lost parents, family, friends, home, and all they cherish due to war or persecution. Comfort them in their sorrow, and bring help in their time of need. Show mercy to unaccompanied migrant children, too, Lord. Reunite them with their families and loved ones. Guide those children who are strangers in a foreign land to a place of peace and safety. Comfort them in their sorrow, and bring help in their time of need. Show us how we might reach out to these precious and vulnerable children. Open our hearts to migrant and refugee children in need, so that we might see in them your own migrant Son. Give us courage to stand up in their defense against those who would do them harm. For this we pray through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Song “All Are Welcome”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3jeK-QdOXg
Peace Prayer of St. Francis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihhvm6eLWZI
Hispanic Heritage Month
Adelita: Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNVLyeAtNqM
Mexican Hat Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvRRvMw9-fg
Some of Our Fun Story-Songs for the Little Ones:
The Petes Go Marching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R136BRddL4
The Babies on the Bus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV1iwGiGjH8
Mrs. M. xo 🙂