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Mrs. Shipman's Music "BEES"ness

Welcome to Music at Ellison Elementary!  Hi!  I'm Chrissy Shipman and am the music specialist.  My classroom incorporates singing, moving, dancing and playing to experience making music before labeling the theory.   


Contact information below

  • 210-398-1850 EXT 3113
  • Conference time is 11:30-12:15



Goals in Music Class: It is my goal to establish the skills for our elementary students as stated in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for music. Ellison elementary has a 6 day rotation schedule with Music, Art, Computer and P.E.  The students experience music one day out of that 6 day rotation.  We will be actively engaged in music activities each music rotation day.This will consist of singing, moving, playing musical games and playing various percussion instruments.  Our 4th and 5th grade students will also play the recorder.   My goal, however, is not only to teach these skills, but for our students to acquire an appreciation for music. 



About me...

This is my 7th year in Northside ISD and 18th year teaching elementary music in Texas including Northeast ISD, Alamo Heights ISD, Lubbock ISD and Lubbock-Cooper ISD.

My music education includes:

Bachelor in Music Education from Texas State University and 

Orff Schulwerk levels I, II and III training from Trinity University and Southern Methodist University.  I am a member of Central Texas Orff, Texas Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association and American Orff Schulwerk Association.

Music Clubs

Ellison Choir


Just keep singing, just keep singing.. just keep singing, singing, singing....what do we do?  We SING!  

Choir meets Thursdays after school from 2:45-3:45.


Ellison Orff Ensemble

Xylophones, drumming and more....Oh MY!


Orff ensemble is a percussion performance group.  We play pitched percussion instruments: xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels and various unpitched percussion including drums, shakers/scrapers, metals and woods.  


Learning Links

Recorder Karate

Classic for Kids

Jazz Kids

From the Top

SFS Kids


What's Happening in the K-5 Music Class?

5th Grade:

We are getting a refresher course on Orff instruments!


4th Grade: 

We are also having a refresher course on Orff instruments!


3rd Grade: We are playing the drums in AABA form!


Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grades:

Ask your kiddos about the percussion family!  We are playing the unpitched percussion instruments on "1, 2, 3!"



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