Marzolf Primary Music

Marzolf Primary Music


Mrs. Angela Evans 
 K - 3 General Music 

Class Schedules



KA – Days 2 & 5

KB – Days 3 & 6

KC – Days 1 & 4

KD – Days 3 & 6


First Grade


1A – Days 2 & 5

1B – Days 3 & 6

1C – Days 1 & 4

1D – Days 3 & 6

Second Grade


2A – Days 3 & 6

2B – Days 2 & 5

2C – Days 1 & 4

2D – Days 2 & 5


Third Grade


3A – Days 3 & 6

3B – Days 2 & 5

3C – Days 1 & 4

3D – Days 2 &5


Adapted Music


Days 1 & 4


Frequently Asked Questions


What does my child need to wear to music class?

All children should dress in comfortable clothes and shoes – we sit on the floor and do a lot of moving!


What do the children need to bring to music class?

Students in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades only need to bring their best singing voice and a positive attitude to music class. All other materials will be provided by the teachers.


Beginning in the second semester (after January 19th), 3rd grade students are responsible for bringing their recorder and yellow folder to music class.  


How are the children assessed in music class?

Students will receive a music grade after the 2nd and 4th quarter based on the skills we have been working on that semester.


The current marking system for kindergarten is:

S - Satisfactory

N - Needs Improvement

W - Working towards Expectations


The marking system for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade is:

S – Satisfactory

N – Needs Improvement


How can I contact Mrs. Evans?

E-mail will be the quickest form of communication if you have a question about your child’s music education.


How do the children learn about music?

I use an interdisciplinary approach to music education in my classroom. The primary methodologies that I use include: the Kodaly method,  the Gordon Method, and the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teach the children about music.


In the classroom, singing is our primary instrument and provides an immediate mode of expression. In addition to singing, the students will experience a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements as well as folk dances to practice many of the musical concepts and skills from the curriculum. Students also engage in listening activities in order to expose them to different styles of music.

We are also fortunate to have a wonderful beginning “instrumentarium” at Marzolf Primary school consisting of pitched instruments like the xylophone and unpitched instruments such as hand drums, shakers, and triangles. These instruments are used to apply concepts being taught in the classroom and also provide a medium for improvisation. 



The Shaler Area Music Department is fortunate to be writing a new music curriculum with the Arts Education Collaborative.

Please check back for updates. 

Third Grade Recorder Karate


Why study the recorder?

  • The recorder is a natural first instrument for children; it is a melodic instrument, which is close in range to the child’s singing voice.

  • Reading recorder music allows students to further apply the music reading skills they have been developing since 1st grade.

  • The size of the soprano recorder is perfect for a child’s hands.

  • The technique required to play the recorder provides a solid foundation for students who wish begin a band instrument in 4th grade.

Rules for Recorder Playing


1. Use Correct Sitting Posture

2. Left Hand on Top

3. Use Gentle Warm Air

4. Tongue the Notes 

5. Cover the Holes Completely (Remember: Leaks make SQUEAKS!!)


Recorder Karate Belts


White Belt

Yellow Belt

Orange Belt

Green Belt

Purple Belt

Blue Belt

Red Belt

Brown Belt

Black Belt

Silver Belt

Gold Belt

Bonus Belts:


Halloween Belt

Holiday Belt

Composition Belt

Helper Belt


About Mrs. Evans

Mrs. Evans has been part of the staff of Marzolf Primary School since 2011. In addition to teaching at Marzolf, she is the associate conductor for the Children’s Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh, a three-tiered choral ensemble in residence at Duquesne University. Mrs. Evans has also served as a guest conductor for the York County Elementary Choral Festival (2012) and PMEA Sing Fest (2013).




Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy, Duquesne University

Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education, Duquesne University




Level I Kodaly Certification, Indiana University Bloomington


Professional Memberships:


National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA)

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

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