I am Deborah Starksragler. I have been teaching elementary music in Madison County since August 2003. I teach at Harvest Elementary School during odd numbered years. I teach at Hazel Green Elementary School during even numbered years. In Elementary General Music students practice reading, writing, and creating rhythm, melody, and harmony. The instruments used in the general music classroom are rhythm instruments, pitched bells, keyboards and pitched tubes. Folk songs make up most of the repertoire for elementary music. Students also practice listening for familiar intervals and rhythms in composed music.