My Music Classroom

Well, after moving across the country and preparing for and teaching my first week of school, I’ve finally come up for air.  I thought you might like to see my classroom and where those quilts went.  As you can see, there is a space theme going on here.Music can take you to exciting placesIMG_1213IMG_1216IMG_1221IMG_1222IMG_1214

Fabric works great for covering bulletin boards.  This space themed line of fabric is from Connecting Threads.  IMG_1215IMG_1217IMG_1218

One of the first things I teach is how to say my name.  It’s easy for the kids, but still hard for the adults!IMG_1220

I will be joining the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge starting on Sept 1.  I think this is the 5th time I have participated, so I didn’t want to miss it.  I don’t know how I’ll have time, but let’s just say my “paintings” will be small and simple.  I look forward to re-connecting with all my artist friends.

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1st Composer of the Month

I know it looks like I’m getting a lot of things done, but as soon as school starts, I know I won’t have any time for any “extras”.   Here is more artwork I have done for the school music website I am building.  John Williams will be our first “composer of the month”.  I thought he would go along with our music room space theme ( you know Star Wars and all).  So here is my John Williams “doodle”.John Williams color doodle by Pam Schoessow

Not Retired Anymore!

I have been absent from the blog “scene” for sometime, and I apologize.  But I have been busy.  My last post was about my retirement from my long arm quilting business (at least for the immediate future).  But now I have a new career.  I have been hired by the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV) to teach in an elementary school of 900 students.  And I teach them all!    I am their new music teacher.  I am an Orff specialist (you can google that!) teaching general music to grades Kindergarten to 5th grade.  I will also teach choir and a select percussion ensemble.  It’s what I did before I became a professional quilter.  But I am not done with quilting.   So what would a music teacher/quilter do?   Make quilts to decorate her classroom, of course!  Here is the first.  It’s going on the wall next to my classroom door.  I’ll be showing a few more of my creations in the next few days.

What ever music classroom needs!   Original design by Pam Schoessow

What every music classroom needs!
Original design by Pam Schoessow

Day 27: Sax Serenade

Something different today.  I needed to take a little break from the animals, but we are still making music!

Sax Serenade 8" x 8" watercolor on board by Pam Schoessow

Sax Serenade 8″ x 8″ watercolor on board by Pam Schoessow