Childrens Choirs at FMES

Meet our new director, Mandy Coffee! 

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Mandy Coffee has her masters degree in Music education with a proficiency in vocal performance and choral studies. She studied the body mapping method for the vocalist and Zolton Kodaly’s music education philosophy which emphasizes on cultural folk music play while teaching vocal skill and music content. She is a Music Specialist for the award winning David Douglas school district, and has worked with children's choirs teaching music and movement and musicianship classes for the past 15 years.   Mandy has worked with professional youth choirs since 2006, and is passionate about the vision community choirs provide for families and the given community it serves. She has overseen choral tours, choir festivals and vocal workshops.

Mandy is thrilled to be collaborating with FMES in seeing the youth choirs provide developmental opportunities both educationally and vocally for each student!

 

Lower Elementary: age 6 - 3rd grade
Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30

Our first class is on January 22nd, so enroll now!

In our amazing course, 6 year olds - 3rd graders receive a fun and upbeat introduction to choral singing! Students creatively learn through engaging games, echo songs, part singing, and individual performance opportunities - all in a playful, fun-filled setting!  We work together
to understand vocal technique and develop
beginning listening skills! And everything
culminates for our final performances at 1pm
& 6pm for our friends and family!

 

Upper Elementary: 4th - 6th grade
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30

Our first class is on January 25th, so enroll now!

In our amazing course, 4th - 6th graders receive a fun and upbeat introduction to choral singing! Students creatively learn through part singing, ear training, and individual performance opportunities! They learn to how they can sing properly using their muscles, diaphragm, and bone structure to produce sound -- it's like a music exercise class!  And our fantastic final performances are at 1pm & 6pm for all our
friends and family!