Artist: Alden Phelps
Students love to create parodies, and the ability to use parody indicates a strong conceptual understanding. This music residency combines elements of Language Arts with your desired curriculum focus, such as History, Social Studies, or Math. Alden helps students create their own parodies, and through guided practice helps students understand rhyme structure and scheme, demonstrating basic rules of song writing. Students connect creatively with the curriculum through language arts and music to foster deeper understanding.
Sample Common Core connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
Audience Limit: NA
Program Length: 4 (minimum) - 6 (ideal) sessions per classroom
Appropriate for Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Assembly Price: $395
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $490
Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session
Workshop Materials Fee: NA
Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply
Fun songs that were musically appropriate for pre-kindergarten to second grade, well as great science and social studies connections.
Jessica, Music Teacher, Oakdale Elementary
My class has been so obsessed with writing math raps, songs, and parodies that we now have a scheduled day of the week as performance day. The kids called it Portable Idol or Kids Factor and they have a rubric for me to use to judge them. Thanks for awakening their musical creative side.
Kathleen, Westbrook Elementary
Awesome, active engagement from all students. Every student had a part or job to do. Alden was fantastic! He challenged and motivated every student in a fun and meaningful way.
Lexi, Third Grade Teacher, Emma K Doub Elementary