Allapattah students try learning the recorders karate style

Danya Etter’s third through fifth grade students at Allapattah K8 School are karate chopping recorders to the next level. Recorder karate is a fun and exciting method that allows students to learn the recorder and test for “karate belts.” These belts hang from their recorders and they earn different colors as the music progressively gets harder. The first song, “Hot Cross Buns,” is a simple yet exciting tune that teaches students three notes: B, A, and G. Pictured are six, fourth grade students diligently working on their fingerings to successfully pass this song. Pictured, from left, are Jaime Williams, Aaron Grimes, Allison Deweese, Connor Cook, Malik Parrinello, and Aidan Atkinson.