Community Help in Music Education (CHIME)


Excerpts from anonymous evaluation forms passed out after Kay Jones' In-school Professional Development Workshops in 2002-2003.

Payne Elementary School:

  • "Information was presented in a manner which would be relevant across the curriculum: math-counting; social studies; how the scale was developed."
  • "Provided hands-on activities and involved the staff."
  • "The presenter knew her subject and made it very enjoyable. I wish we had the instruments available to my class."
  • "The presentation was excellent. I learned some basic facts about music I didnít know. I was surprised how easily music can be played with the proper instructions."

Aiton Elementary School:

  • "Excellent! Really learnt how to play. Materials and equipment were excellent. [Strengths were] materials, hands-on practice, visuals, demonstrations, clear presentation of integration of science, math and language arts subject areas."

Roots Public Charter School:

  • "Enjoyed, and hope to see it at other public schools."
  • "Workshop leaderís command of subject and open mind to other music."
  • "Nice work Kay! Wonderful resources."
  • "Nice hands-on activities!"

Bancroft Elementary School:

  • "I always thought music was very hard. You made it so seem so simple. Now I can really try to teach it!"
  • "Great activity to include another of the multiple intelligences."
  • "I enjoyed the workshop very much. The exploration of instruments and the actual flute playing was very exciting."
  • "Excellent program! I am very excited."
  • "Well-organized workshop. Clearly presented ho to introduce this instrument in the classroom with children."

M.C. Terrell Elementary School:

  • "Excellent course!"
  • "Wonderful activity for teaching content area"
  • "Fun!"