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Voice Recognition

Columbia Elementary School

Excellence In Education

Laura Ackert - music

Mrs. Ackert

Laura Ackert is in her 24th year as a general music teacher for the Mount Vernon City School District. She currently teaches at Twin Oak and Columbia Elementary Schools. Mrs. Ackert has both a Bachelor and a Masters degrees in Music Education from Capital University.  She is a member of the Central Ohio American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the Tri-City Kodaly Educators.  She holds a Kodaly certificate and a Level 1 Orff-Schulwerk certificate.  She co-directs the Knox Youth Choirs (Choraliers), an after-school choir program for enthusiastic singers in 2nd through 12th grade.  She resides in Mount Vernon with her husband, daughter and four cats.  
Be Musical at Home:

Listen to music while you do your school/homework.

Sing every day!

Make up a new song.

Have a dance party...or play Freeze Dance.

Teach someone a song that you know.

Make your own drum or rattle out of materials that you find around the house.

Listen to a piece of instrumental music and draw a picture of what the music makes you imagine.

Ask a family member about their favorite song or style of music.

Listen to a style of music that you would not normally listen to.  

Tap your toes, or clap your hands to the beat of a song that you love.