Music Class

Welcome to music!  All of our Floyd B. Olson Middle School scholars will take one quarter of music class.  During just over 40 days together in the music room 110, we will learn almost 40 songs.  Together in our music class, students will sing, drum, strum, clap, snap, slap, pat, stomp, call, name, notate, compose, improvise, create and practice music.  Students will get to share in my energy and enthusiasm for learning the universal language of music.

Music=History.  Music=Math.  Music=Science.  Music=Literature. 

Music=Language.  Music=Emotion.  Music=Fun

Contact me at Olson Middle School: renee.capistrant@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

 

Ms. Capistrant spent her childhood living on North Fremont Avenue, hanging out at Brookdale and checking out as many books as she could carry home from the Lowry Hennepin County Library.  She attended high school in West Central MN, where she was active in piano-playing, choir-singing, cheerleading, dancing and acting in the music theatre.  In college at Mankato State University,

photo from trip to california
Miz Capistrant
she was part of Modern and Ballroom Dance, and the Ellis Street Singers touring show choir.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Piano and her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal and Classroom Music Education K-12.  Ms. Capistrant has been teaching piano and voice lessons for 25 years already!  She earned her Master of Music degree from St. Cloud State University in 2009, where she won the Ruth Gant Scholarship for piano performance and piano accompanying.  Ms. Capistrant has sung in the MN Chorale and is active member in the Minnesota Music Educators Conference, the American Choral Directors Association as well as the National Federation of Music Clubs where she often performs.  She is the mother of four very musical children and wife of a not-very-musical husband.  She currently lives in the suburb of Minnetrista along with her family, 3 grand pianos and 2 cats.

 

 

 

 

 

My 4 kids and husband plus one cat
My 4 kids, husband and cat
photo of Lady's Slippers in yard
When not making music, I love to garden.
pictures of Miz Capistrant