Mrs. Cortés - Music

  Music Class

Vivian Cortés

         Welcome to Music Class

 Hello ! My name is Vivian Cortés, I am the music teacher. I'm from Puerto Rico, United States. I moved to North Carolina in December 1999 along with my husband Martin and my two kids Martin Andrés and Viviana María. I have been working at  Shady Brook and Fred L Wilson since 2002. I love my profession and teaching music to children and playing music have always been my passions. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year and music programs for students and parents.

     College Attended/ Degrees Earned

        I graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico where I received a bachelor degree in Piano Performance and  Music Education.

      Educational Philosophy / Vision

                   The opportunity to learn about the arts and to perform as artists is an essential part of a well-rounded curriculum and complete education. The arts help students explore realities, relationships and ideas that cannot be conveyed simply in words or numbers. And the arts engender innovative problem solving that students can apply to other academic disciplines while at the same time, provide experience working as a team.


                      WELCOME BACK TO MUSIC CLASS 2017-18

                            November and December

 K- 1st - 2nd grade

         From November 6 to December 16  Kindergarten, First and Second grade students will be preparing repertory that will performed for our Holiday Musical.

3rd grade- The Staff, Treble Clef, Reading notation and Tone Chimes

4th grade- The Staff, Treble clef, Reading notation, Chords and Ukulele

5th grade- The Staff, Treble clef, Reading notation, and the Recorder

                                                                      I M P O R T A N T

            Christmas Musical  Tuesday December 19 at 6 pm in the Gym  Performing grades K, 1st and 2nd only
             Spring Musical  TBD   Performing 3rd, 4th, 5th grade