Welcome to Mr. Gallington's music website. I am thrilled to be apart of the team here at Kingswood K-8 as the full time music teacher. My hope is that our halls will be filled with the sounds of music. San Juan Unified School District recognizes and affirms the role that the arts play in a child's development.
Here you will be able to find information about music instruction at Kingswood K-8. I am always available via email should you have any concerns or questions. My email address is email@example.com. Please reach out to me if you need anything and know that my goal is to respond to emails with 24 hours.
During the school year music instruction occurs five days a week. Each classroom (First - 5th Grade & Music Elective in Middle School) has music instruction for a minimum of 80 minutes each week. In our music class time we work on the recently adopted California State Visual and Performance Standards in Music. The music standards are designed to enable students to achieve music literacy. There are four artistic processes that we are working towards during music class. These are as follows:
During the school year students are working on various performances and music literacy projects. These can include learning to read and write music notation, composer research projects, playing rhythm instruments, music history units with particular emphasis on American and World Music, Recorders, and more. In addition to our class time we work on community performances such as a Winter Sing, Jazz Concert, Spring Sing, and more. The tabs on the side will provide further information and resources for music at Kingswood. My aim is to fill the halls at Kingwood with Music!
Cheers, Mr. Aaron Gallington
Our AVID Elective program for Middle School has two sections: AVID 1 & AVID 2. At Kingswood, middle school students have the chance to participate in AVID for three years, two years, or one year depending on what they sign up for. The program offers focused training and lessons on writing, inquiry, reading, and organization. Additionally, students research, tour and discuss colleges and what it means to be college and career ready.