Dennis Upton

Hello, My Name is...

Dennis Upton

Dennis Upton

 

Welcome to the place where Music makes the world go around.

Beginning March 23rd I will be available on Monday-Friday to answer any questions you may have. Email, Class Dojo or my cell: 913-738-9009 are the easiest way to get in contact with me. Please see useful links on the left. Inside you will find my virtual Music education class. The document is named "K-5 Music Choice Boards". WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! Keep singing because music makes the world go around.

Welcome to the place where Music makes the world go around. My name is Mr. Upton, and I am the music teacher for K-5 here at University Academy. I am excited about leading your child in a wonderful exploration of music this year. This will begin my 9th year teaching music. I am passionate and committed to the success of your child’s learning experience. I will create opportunities for your child to discover and display their gifts and abilities to sing and speak publicly, subsequently, building a high level of self-confidence. “It’s a great day to be a GRYPHON.”

  

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child as we begin to grow a strong work relationship this year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through the school’s main number 412-5900 ext.5945 or email uptond@universityacademy.org.

 

Course Description: The University Academy music program is developed and built on both state and national standards. The K-5 music program provides students with a continuum of essential knowledge and skills incrementally increasing in depth and rigor. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the elements of music, the principles of performance, the connection of music to history and culture, as well as music's many interdisciplinary connections. Classroom Performance Students will demonstrate their level of mastery of the elements of music in various ways, for example: singing, playing instruments, movement, manipulatives, and body percussion.