Daniel Sentíes

Music Teacher


(830) 627-6502

To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand. 
Zoltán Kodály

Rhythms on Mondays and Fridays

Music class on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

7:55am - 8:40am 5th Grade

8:40am - 9:25am Conference

9:25am - 10:10am 4th Grade

10:15am - 11:00am 1st Grade

11:05am - 11:50am - Kinder

11:50am - 12:50pm - Lunch Duty

12:50pm - 1:20pm - Lunch

1:20pm - 2:05pm 2nd Grade 

2:10pm - 2:55pm 3rd Grade

2:55pm - 3:05pm Dismissal

At Memorial, we LEAD by being 

Responsible - Contribute to OUR creation of music. TRY YOUR BEST!

Respectful - We use OUR mouths and bodies for positive interactions.

Safe - Use equipment when given permission and as instructed. Follow the lead of your teacher.

In music class, students will be challenged by analyzing music with movement, listening, and visuals. We will experience reading and writing rhythmic, melodic, and standard musical notation. Singing and playing instruments are both highly encouraged!

Homework will only be given to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders while we are studying recorders. YouTube links will be provided on this website for students to practice with at home!

October 31th - 4th Grade Spooky Recorder Performance 

November 9th - 3rd Grade Veterans Day Performance

December 21st - 5th Grade Caroling Performance

April 16th - 2nd Grade Performance

May 7th - 1st Grade Texas Hoedown Performance

May 29th - Kinder Performance

May 29th - Talent Show

Daniel Senties Jr. was born in Laredo, Texas and graduated from A. C. Jones High School in Beeville, Texas. Senties has been the Percussion Coordinator for SMART Orchestra since 2010. He has studied percussion with professors Ronald Schermerhorn, Kari Klier, and Butch Miles. He graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Senties also studied with music pedagogy specialists Dr. Philip Tacka, Dr. Michael Houlahan, and Gabriela Montoya-Stier through the Kodaly Certification program. He co-directed the Hays CISD Honor Choir in the 2014-2015 school year. He is currently the Worship Director at The Connection Church San Marcos and is in his 3rd year at Memorial Elementary.

Want to go straight to my YouTube channel? Click the link below!

Mr. Senties' YouTube Channel

Here is an interactive website that can help with recorder fingers. 


Jingle Bell Rock
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Silver Bells
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Frosty the snowman
Was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe
And a button nose and
Two eyes made out of coal

Frosty the snowman
Is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow
But the children know
How he came to life one day

There must have been some magic
In that old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around

Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be
And the children say
He could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me

Frosty the snowman
Knew the sun was hot that day
So he said, "Let's run
And we'll have some fun
Now before I melt away"

Down to the village
With a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there
All around the square
Saying "Catch me if you can"

He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler "Stop!"

Frosty the snowman
Had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying, 
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day"
Thumpity, thump, thump
Thumpity, thump, thump
Look at Frosty go

Thumpity, thump, thump
Thumpity, thump, thump
Over the hills of snow

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1st Phrase:

Hashivenu, hashivenu, Adonai elecha.

2nd Phrase:

Venashuava venashuava

3rd Phrase

Chadesh, Chadesh yameinu ke ke dem. 

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