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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
Welcome to the wonderful world of music!
My name is Mrs. Megan Jakubowski, and I am the general music and band director. I graduated in 2019 from Concordia University Wisconsin with my k-12 Instrumental and General Music Education degrees with a Public-Christian Education certificate. I student taught at Holy Angels teaching K-8 general music and at Hartford Union High School teaching band, orchestra, jazz band, pep band, and marching band. At Concordia, I was active in the music program by being the principal piccolo player with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Band, played flute and alto sax in the jazz band, participated in the Chamber Orchestra, and acted as the tour coordinator for two years leading trips to Texas, New Mexico, Philadelphia, and New York. I have played with the U.S. Marine band stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 2017, and I have traveled to many other places around the country spreading the joy of music. This will be my second year teaching at Erin.
In my personal life, I recently got married in June, 2019 to my husband Matt. We are obsessed with anything Disney, and we are frequent visitors to what we like to call home, a.k.a Disney World. I am a native from Slinger, Wi where I graduated high school. I have four pets, three cats named Lumen, Binks, and Boots, and one dog named Kona. My hobbies include walking, dancing, playing my instruments, reading, cooking, and baking. One interesting fact about me is that I am an award winning choreographer alongside my sister for the Hartford Players.
Here within the music department at Erin, students will receive an immersive musical experience learning important concepts such as rhythms, melodic concepts, world music, music history and theory, and more. Students will have to opportunity to explore music using a wide variety of instruments such as xylophones, hand percussion instruments, ukuleles, and more! Speaking, singing, dancing, and various forms of movement will occur within lessons to encourage and solidify the content being taught. The opportunity to use students imagination and create their own musical products that align with the curriculum and state standards will be implemented throughout the year.
Starting in third grade, students will have the opportunity to play instruments such as the recorder and ukulele. They will not only learn key musical concepts, but students will be able to learn and expand upon life skills such as responsibility, time management, and organization. Beginning in fifth grade, students will learn various band instruments and begin their studies in instrumental ensemble music.
There will be multiple concerts and performances held throughout the year to exhibit the growth and talents of the students at Erin. Every holiday season, kindergarten through fifth grade will put on a Christmas concert featuring songs and concepts learned from the first half of the year. The fifth graders make their debut as band at this concert. The sixth through eighth graders hold their Christmas concert at the Schauer Arts Center located in Hartford, Wi. A band concert will begin the night followed by the annual musical put on by the eighth grade class. Other performances throughout the year include Grandparents Day, Fine Arts Night, and more.
This is just a small snapshot of what you can expect from the music department here at Erin! Contact me at any time to find out more information.