Wilshire Wildcats!

Music Students of Wilshire Elementary School

Wide-eyed and eager to learn, our students love to come together and play the various instruments in my classroom.

My students learn using the Orff Schulwerk process, meaning, when they come to music class, they transfer activities and words that are natural to their play into other, more musical activities. My students also learn from a Kodaly approach, wherein folk songs and the voice play prominent roles in connecting music theory with personal development.

Students could be moving creatively or in an organized dance, playing melodies that are improvised or read from a simple score using pitched (e.g., xylophones, glockenspiels) and non-pitched (e.g., claves, cabasa, guiro, triangle) percussion and singing songs and speaking rhythmically.

While all percussive instruments are played by everyone, the recorder is reserved for 4th and 5th graders wherein they can compile everything they've learned thus far in music and apply it to note-reading.

My students are the best! It's amazing the music they can make together.

Mrs. Dayley Music Schedule

07:20 - 07:30 Duty

07:30 - 08:20 Conference

08:20 - 09:10 2nd Grade

09:15 - 10:05 Kindergarten

10:10 - 11:00 1st Grade

11:00 - 11:30 Pre-K

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:50 4th Grade

12:55 - 01:45 3rd Grade

01:50 - 02:40 5th Grade

02:45 Duty/Choir

About Me

YouTube Channel: Dayley Music

My name is Trina Dayley and I teach general music at Wilshire Elementary in San Antonio, Texas. I play trombone in the New Braunfels Village Brass Band (German polka) and the Cache County Community Band. I love getting former instrumentalists "out of retirement" and into playing again.

Experience

  • Elementary Music Teacher: Wilshire Elementary School (Aug 2021 – Present)

  • Elementary Music Teacher: North Park Elementary School (Aug 2017 – July 2020)

  • Adjunct Professor: Utah State University (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

  • Elementary Music Teacher: Brookman Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV (2004 – 2008)

Education

  • Utah State University: Master's degree in Elementary Education and Teaching

  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Education

License

  • Music EC-12

Certifications

  • Orff Schulwerk, Level I (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Kodaly, Level I pending (San Marcos, TX)