Kindergarteners have been exploring dynamics in music and learning about piano, mezzo and forte through the wonderful story of "Pokko and the Drum" by Matthew Forsythe. Pokko is a sweet frog who loves music but her parents are full of regret after giving her a drum. It's just too loud! When she learns how to play at different volumes and recruits an animal band in the forest, they are both surprised and impressed. Students used drums and shakers to accompany the story and showed amazing self control and musicality!