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The Coast News

Students learn to sing the blues

When Jonathan Schwartz started teaching first grade at Garrison Elementary three years ago, Principal Margie Oliver suggested he use music to engage his class in the curriculum.

Oliver is a professional pianist and organist in addition to being principal of the visual and performing arts magnet school.

Schwartz, who currently teaches second grade, began by playing standard elementary school songs on his guitar. One day he decided to have his students sing “Deep Elem Blues.” Then a funny thing happened.

Full article at The Coast News