Welcome to Wenonah Music - Ms. Klemmer
My Family

I am excited to be a part of the LNCS Community this year! I am very much looking forward to a wonderful year creating, performing, responding and connecting music with our talented musical community!

I graduated in 2003 from Albany High School in Albany, Minnesota. I attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Instrumental and Classroom Music. Since 2008, I have taught Classroom Music, Band and Orchestra to K-12 students in both rural and uran settings in Minnesota. I am excited for a wonderful year making music with Wenonah Elementary School!


Night of the Arts for 1st and 2nd Grade will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

You may reach me at michelle.klemmer@mpls.k12.mn.us. 



Students in music class at Wenonah Elementary School will learn to create, perform, respond and connect to music.



* Improvise a musical sound

* Create a musical idea using rhythmis or melodic patterns



* Students will move, sing and play instruments

* Develop vocal and instrumental skills to perform a variety of music



* Identify steady beat

* Listen to and interact with a variety of music



* Sing, play instruments or listen to music from various cultures and genres

* Identify emotion in music


Kindergarten will learn:

* Steady Beat

* High, Low

* Loud, Soft

* Fast, Slow


1st Grade will learn:

* Steady Beat

* Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, and Eighth Note

* Up, down and same

* So-mi-la

* Speak - Whisper - Call - Sing Voices

* Forte, Piano

* Staccato and Legato


2nd Grade will learn:



* Half Note, Half Rest, Whole Note, Whole Rest


*Verse, Refrain and Form (AB and ABA)

* Ostinato

* Instrument Families

* Crescendo and Decrescendo

* Accelerando and Ritardando




“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato