Orchestra

Teacher

Strings

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Isaiah Benjamin

Amazing orchestra spotlight

The Orchestra Director 

Isaiah Benjamin is the Orchestra Director at Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence and the Assistant Director of Orchestras at North Garland High School. 

As an educator, Mr. Benjamin has taught Orchestra in Midland ISD in Midland, TX and taught General Music and Orchestra at Fellowship Collegiate Academy in Dallas, TX. At Fellowship Collegiate Academy, Mr. Benjamin established the Orchestra program for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School, served on the Fine Arts Leadership Team, and established Music Curriculum standards for Elementary and Middle School. 

In his free time Mr. Benjamin is a car enthusiast, builds robot model kits, plays video games and performs locally in the DFW area. 

 

Instructional focus

 

 WGA Beginner Snow Leopard Orchestra

This Orchestra is for 4th grade beginner orchestra students on our magnet school campus. Students have the option to choose the following stringed instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp.  They will learn the basics of instrument care, instrument posture, music terminology, musical skills, and ensemble development. 

 

WGA Concert I Orchestra

This Orchestra is for 5th grade 2nd year orchestra students on our magnet school campus. 

Students are selected through an end of the year assessment to be part of this ensemble. In addition, students will have the opportunity to play the Double Bass.Students will learn and develop their musical skills from the previous school year and will be taught middle school level skills. 

 

WGA Concert II Orchestra 

This Orchestra is for 5th grade beginner orchestra students and 2nd year orchestra students. 2nd year students will review material from last year and assist with 5th grade Beginner students. Students will learn and develop their musical skills and will be taught middle school level skills.