lMrs. Till
     My name it Mrs. Till! 
    I am very glad to be back this year starting my 10th year as your music teacher and choir director!  For those of you who are new to Bolin, let me say a welcome! I am so happy to have you here and look forward to getting to know you.  Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been married for almost 42 years to my wonderful husband, Robert,  who is the Pastor of Crossroads Cowboy Church in McKinney. He is also Vice President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, and organization that helps songwriters improve their skills as and make their music ready for a broader audience.  We live just northeast of McKinney on a small horse ranch. We have 5 horses, 2 dogs and 1 cat, which makes life very interesting! Our daughter, Christin, and her husband, Clint live and work in the DFW area with their almost 3 year old son, Harvey. Harvey is our little 'sunshine'!  Our son, Justin, lives in McKinney and performs as a music artist in Texas and nearby states.
     I am excited to get the year started as we broaden our knowledge of musical concepts so that we can enjoy, read and create music together.  We will also explore how music has been experienced in our history as a nation and state and how it's expression has broadened in our present day.   Music is such a rich part of cultures that are represented here in our community!  Music is truly a universal language!  Lets go on a great musical journey together!
    To Leave a Voicemail:  972-236-0600, ext. 8293 or email me at paula.till@allenisd.org
    March 25, 2020
    Hello everyone!  Hope that you and your families all safe & well!  I know that it is challenging for all of you and especially your parents & loved ones as they help you to continue your education at home. 
    I will be attaching links to the AISD Lesson Plan each week which will include songs to help us all cope with this new adventure that we are on!  Each lesson will provide opportunities to review music theory concepts and add some new concepts as well.  Music has a way of calming our fears, adjusting our attitudes and lifting our spirits!  Listen to music that you like and include some songs and music styles that you might not normally listen to. 
    Here are some suggestions:
    Music from the Baroque era (BACH, HANDEL, VIVALDI... etc.) is great while your working on MATH!  The technical side of the music (especially Bach) of this era triggers the technical side of your brain.  Music from the Classical era (MOZART, BEETHOVEN, HAYDN...etc.) is great for writing.  Music from the Classical era is composed as Quaver would say, in "neat ordered, balanced phrases & beautiful melodies").  This can help you compose your thoughts in an organized way!  Try it!  It might just make a difference!
    I hope to see you all again very soon at Bolin but until then, take care of yourself & your families!
    Mrs. Till
     KINDERGARTEN:  posted to AISD Lesson Plan document on 3/27/2020

    www.quavermusic.com Login:  Username:  BE123K / Password be123 /Quaver code:  YPA5Y  Select Assignments.  Then select the LAUNCH button to go through the Kinder C lesson.

    Take this opportunity to explore the other tabs (Student Interactives, Quaver books & Creatives) in this program as well.  Email Mrs. Till at paula.till@allenisd.org and let me know how it’s going!