Matthew Trevino, a music instructor at Roan Forest Elementary Faculty in North East ISD, goes above and past in the case of educating music to his college students.
His ardour for educating music has even been acknowledged by the Recording Academy Grammy Awards.
Trevino was nominated for music schooling this yr, and that is his third Grammy nomination for music schooling up to now 4 years.
“Waking up and making music with these superior younger musicians is simply the good factor,” Trevino stated.
When the pandemic struck, Trevino needed to discover artistic methods to proceed educating his college students. So he put in a inexperienced display in his classroom and realized to edit video clips.
“A variety of what I have been doing this yr is video modifying,” Trevino stated. “There are jobs in video and audio modifying, however I made a decision to study and it was very helpful to me. If I hadn’t realized, I do not suppose I might have had a profitable yr on this class.
However even earlier than the pandemic, Trevino used alternative ways to attach together with his college students. He says he at all times began his class with dancing.
“That social facet,” Trevino stated. “Anytime we dance by way of Zoom or in individual, it is simply that likelihood for us to attach.”
Between Trevino’s enjoyable dance movies and educating college students about pitch or musical devices, he says it is the journey of watching his college students uncover one thing they did not know was particular to them – this price it.
“They stroll down the halls and so they say, ‘Oh, that is my favourite place,’” Trevino stated. “Or after we open the automobile doorways for them within the morning, they are saying, ‘Oh, that is my music day. I’m so joyful.’ It is extremely particular.
Trevino has been an elementary faculty music instructor for 11 years. When he began at Roan Forest Elementary in 2016, he created the music group “Sonidos”.
It is a group of fourth and fifth graders taking part in on xylophones with one scholar on piano and one other on drums.
Sonidos has performed a number of Spurs video games, the Tobin Middle for Performing Arts, and has even been chosen to carry out at a nationwide educating conference.
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