Students tune in to RPA’s Music Exploration class
In RPA Middle School’s Music Exploration class, students are exploring a variety of musical genres spanning several decades, and looking at how music has changed and how genres were formed and influenced.
They’re taking a look at the lives of particular musicians, both single artists and groups, and what made their music exceptional. Students are assigned an artist/group to research and are choosing songs and a photo to be projected to the entire class to discuss.
“The involvement is wonderful especially when we hit upon a genre that they already love, said instructor Ginny McPherson. “It challenges our middle schoolers to explore music that they wouldn’t normally listen to. The discussions are sometimes a bit raw as we see the detriments of fame and lifestyle choices.”