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A peek into Mr. DeMoura’s Music Production class

Class listens to student music projects! (Emily Leger)

Mr. DeMoura has a multitude of different music courses that he offers for students to take as electives. As student feature editors of The Oakmonitor, Abby and I sat in on Mr. DeMoura’s D block Music Production class. The class consists of group discussions, projects, and lessons which all tie into each other

On Friday, December 11th, DeMoura had student presentations taking place during the first half of the class. The idea of the project was to take 8 musical samples (made by teacher aide, Sam Flannery) and incorporate them into each student’s own piece. The project was assigned for 2-3 days for them to come up with about a 20-30 second long song.

While we sat in and listened to these projects we could hear how many different styles and genres there were amongst the class. After each presentation, DeMoura first asks the presenter what they thought of their work, what they did well vs what they could improve on. Next, he welcomes polite constructive criticism and compliments on each piece from their classmates.

Music Production’s student sample project. (Emily Leger)

Sitting in on the class we were able to see how much of a fun and welcoming environment Mr. DeMoura makes his classroom. He keeps the class entertained the whole time, tying in each lesson to the next. He builds connections with his students while also keeping them all engaged. He keeps up to date on their lives and how it affects or goes along with the topics in class. The way he teaches makes everyone feel welcome not just people who absolutely know everything about music.

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Emily Leger, Editor-in-Chief
Emily Leger is part of the Oakmont Class of 2024. This is her first year being a part of The Oakmonitor team. She has taken two years of Creative Writing. She enjoys watching movies, kayaking, cars, and lounging. ¨Let's Go Swimming!¨- DJ Khalid
Abby Ruscoe, Editor
Abby Ruscoe is part of the Oakmont Class of 2024. This is her first year being a part of The Oakmonitor team. She is a member of StuCo, Model UN, and the secretary of the French Honor Society. In her free time she enjoys listening to Taylor Swift and spending time with her best friends. 

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    Ryan RolloDec 12, 2023 at 9:30 am

    wow!

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    Ryan RolloDec 12, 2023 at 9:29 am

    you two never fail to impress me!

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