• Welcome to Music at B.A.E.C!
    Teacher: Mrs. Heidi Betschart (Adomshick)
    "Music IS for a lifetime." 


    Thought for the week: How are you musical when you are NOT in school? Do you dance or sing? Do you create your own lyrics and songs? Do you play music games? There are more ways to be musical than most people realize!      
    Important Announcements/Events:

    With all the research that occurred over the past year regarding aerosols (water drops in the air we breathe out), masks, instruments, and players/singers, we have changed how we do music class and instrumental music lessons. Currently enrolled elementary instrument students have been invited to join the Google Classroom for "Band". Please check your student's school email for the invitation and the link for scheduling can be found in the "Classwork" section of the "Band" Google Classroom. The schedule is not posted to the "Band" Google Classroom yet, but when we have the details finalized, your student will see it and be able to schedule his/her lesson. Thank you for your patience with this.




    If your student in grades 4 or 5 is interested in playing an instrument but has NOT had a try-out, please e-mail me! Due to our current situation and the need to sanitize an entire instrument between try-outs, Volkwein's Music in Robinson is handling the bulk of our brass and woodwind try-outs. I am only able to try-out guitar, ukulele, piano and percussion.


    For the parents...a brief summary of how our lesson program works... 


    There is minimal cost for a lesson book and supplies, depending on the instrument. Instrument rentals are handled through Volkwein’s Music in Robinson. Guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano instruments are best purchased through Guitar Center in Robinson or with my recommendations on Amazon.


    What we teach in the BAEC instrumental music program:

    Woodwind Instruments - Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone

    Brass Instruments - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone/Euphonium

    Percussion (snare, bass, set, mallets, accessories)

    Modern Band - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Piano

    If you're interested in venturing out to see local performances, some places have new attendance procedures and policies. I have become a fan of the virtual concert over the past year. I encourage you to take the time with your students and explore some of our awesome virtual music venues and events! Facebook Live and YouTube are still the two most common places to see performances right now.

    Please remember that ALL schedules are subject to change due to our changing situation. Thanks so much for your cooperation and patience with this. Here is a sample of my general teaching schedule.
    Monday through Friday:
    9:05 - Planning
    9:50 - 2nd Grade
    10:30 - 1st Grade
    11:10 - 3rd Grade
    11:50 - LUNCH
    12:30 - 5th Grade
    1:10 - 4th Grade
    1:50 - Kindergarten
    2:30 - Instrumental Music Lessons/Ensembles

    Something fun!  

    Are you interested in how music has evolved over the past 50 years?  Check this timeline out that Google has put together: Google's Timeline of Music

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    Thanks for visiting and I am glad to be working with you and your student(s) over the course of the academic year! Also, thank you for supporting your students' performing arts education at that Burgettstown Area School District!

    Should you need to contact me, please use either of the following:
    Phone: 724-947-8150 x 241 (EC) 
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