• Welcome to Mr. Gallington's Music Page

    Greetings Families! 


    Welcome to Mr. Gallington's music website. To the left you will find resources for the extended school closure! Please know that I will be available to via email during teacher office hours Monday - Friday (8:30am - 10:30am and 12:30pm - 2:30pm). My email address is aaron.gallington@sanjuan.edu. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or needs. I will do my best to support students continued music development over this extended period. 


    Here you should be able to find information about music instruction at Cowan Fundamental and Edison Language Institue as well as for the Cowan Choir!


    Music instruction occurs on Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays at Cowan Fundamental Elementary School and Thursday and Friday at Edison Language Institute. Each classroom (Kindergarten - 8th Grade) has music instruction for a minimum of 40 minutes each week. In our music class time we work on the recently adopted California State Visual and Performance Standards in Music. The music standards are designed to enable students to achieve music literacy. There are four artistic processes that we are working towards during music class. These are as follows: 


    • Creating

    • Performing

    • Responding

    • Connecting


    During the school year students are working on various performances and music literacy projects. These can include learning to read music notation, composer research projects, playing rhythm instruments, music history units with particular emphasis on American Folk music, Recorders, and much more! In addition to our class time we work on community performances such as our Winter Sing, 6th Grade Jazz Concert, Spring Sing, and Arts in the Park.  The tabs on the side will provide further information and resources for music at Cowan. My aim is to fill the halls at Cowan Fundamental with Music.


    Cheers, Mr. Aaron Gallington






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