Jazz musicians from Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education visited Barrett Friday morning as part of the ongoing Black History Month celebration to get our kindergarten and first grade students moving and grooving!
The musicians taught the students about some key elements of jazz and music as a whole. They learned about melody and how to make a song stick in your head. They played with dynamics and how parts of a song can be really loud or soft and quiet. They played around with tempo, or how fast or slow a song can be. And they learned about one of the hallmarks of jazz music - improvisation!
The visiting musicians were amazing teachers and played their instruments amazingly well. The students had a lot of fun learning about the music!