Music - PK-8

Welcome to Mrs. LeMense's Gr. PK-5 Music Class!

Hello, I’m Karen LeMense, the music teacher for the Pk-5th grade students. I also prepare our school liturgies and provide the music for our celebrations. I am in my 8th year here at SVdP and have loved every minute! I have a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Music. I finished my music coursework at UNO and have studied Kodaly more in-depth. I’ve taught for the Archdiocese of Omaha for a number of years, previously serving as music teacher for St. Margaret Mary School, St. Joan of Arc School, and St. Gerald School.

Class Info
Our students in grades K-5 have music class twice each week. Students learn and build upon their understanding through demonstration of the elements of music (i.e. form, melody, rhythm, meter, tempo, etc.) as well as learning to read the notes on the staff, understanding classical music concepts and repertoire, recognizing different musical genres, and even trying their hand at composing. We sing and dance, as well as play classroom musical instruments—including recorders and ukulele. Every student, PK–8th grade, has an opportunity to be in a performance each year.
Our school subscribes to the archdiocesan program, Music In Catholic Schools, to head up our band program for grades 5-8 with Mr. Chris Frisbie.)

Composer Research Sites-
Internet Public Library -- Websites and resources screened by librarians.

Music Games -- Music curriculum and activities for 6-8 -- Treble clef note naming game -- San Francisco Symphony kids website -- Dallas Symphony Orchestra kids page -- New York Philharmonic kids page -- Note naming games and music podcasts from Cinncinati Public Radio -- Musical instrument matching game.

Contact Mrs. LeMense
School Office: 402-492-2111


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