Ms. Barber
Office: Forestdale School, Room B221
Work phone: 781-397-7326 ext:2221
E-mail: kbarber@malden.mec.edu

Welcome to Forestdale Music!

About Me:

My name is Ms. Barber and I’ve been the Music Teacher at Forestdale for 6 years. I teach K-8 General Music classes.

I also coach the Varsity Field Hockey Team at Malden High and the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball team.

Congratulations to the Forestdale 7th/8th Grade Girls for winning Back to Back Championships!!!

I originally grew up in a small town in New York State called Hoosick Falls. I went to The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and graduated with a BA in Music Education. After teaching Music for 4 years in Beacon, NY, I decided to pursue my Master’s in Music Therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Then, I just couldn’t leave Boston, I loved it too much, and I landed at Forestdale in 2007.

Rules:

Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe

Grading Rubric:

A. Superior Effort
Exceeds The Standard
Very Involved In Purposeful Learning
Consistently Improving
Courteous And Polite At All Times

B. Strong Effort
Achieved The Standard
Involved In Purposeful Learning
Consistently Improving
Courteous And Polite At All Times

C. Minimum Effort
Nearly Met The Standard
Learning
Improving
Courteous And Polite At All Times

D. Hardly Any Effort
Below Standard
Inconsistent Learning
Hardly Improving
Courteous And Polite At All Times

F: Lack Of Effort
Little Or No Evidence Of Achievement
Not Engaged In Learning
Not Improving
Courteous And Polite At All Times

National Standards for Music Education

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.