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  • Rhythm Chairs Game: teaching beat versus rhythm
    A huge thank you is due to whomever originally invented the rhythm chairs game. This game is ideal for students with kinesthetic and/or visual learning preferences. And it perfectly demonstrates how beat and rhythm are different, but work together.The premise is quite simple:Four chairs are set out in front (or ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Dec 06, 2017By Yellow Brick Road Blog
  • DIY- Sheet Music Heart Ornament
    Last week was our first week of Christmas camp (for more on how I do Christmas camps, read Christmas Camp: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year). I like to have some kind of craft during our time together and ornaments make the perfect craft for this time of year. ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Dec 05, 2017By Jennifer Foxx
  • 5 Ways to Introduce a New Song
    Teaching young students a new song can be tricky. They really need to hear it a few times before they try to sing it themselves, but what child wants to sit and listen for that long, and how much do they really pay attention when they do? And how can ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Dec 05, 2017By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Creating New Timbres
    Of course, there are really no new ideas, only new combinations (or arrangements) of existing ideas. So learning to combine and arrange ideas in new ways is an essential part of creative thinking. When young children have learned the concept of timbre and heard many different examples, they can “create” their own ... read more
    Source: Music (and Science) for Young ChildrenPublished on Dec 04, 2017By Abby Connors
  • 7 Things I Didn’t Learn in Music School
    8 a.m. theory classes, 1-credit ensembles, concerts, performances, listening exams, and 10 p.m. practice sessions.Ah, music school.I’ve spent my fair share of time in music school: from my undergraduate degree in Piano and Organ Performance to a Master’s and Ph.D. in Music Education, I think it all adds up to ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Dec 04, 2017By Ashley Danyew
  • Awesome Gifts That Aren’t Things: classes
    I've hit that point in my life when I look around at all the toys, books, clothes, trinkets, and just... well... stuff, and I question the meaning of life. I mean honestly, it's not that we have an exorbitant amount of playthings, clothes, or household items, and the things we ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Dec 04, 2017By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • My Favorite December Books for the Elementary Music Classroom
    Today I’m sharing with you my absolute faaaaavorite books to sing in the elementary music classroom in December. Although a few are holiday themed, there are certainly a couple that you can use if you don’t feel comfortable or aren’t permitted to do holiday themed activities at your campus… so really the ... read more
    Source: AnacrusicPublished on Dec 03, 2017By Anne Mileski
  • All School Christmas Sing-Along? No sweat!
    This is the craziest time of year for most musicians and music teachers - why is it that we cram so much into a time that's supposed to celebrate peace on earth? Ha!After years of trying different formats for sing-alongs and Christmas assemblies, I'm trying out a half and half ... read more
    Source: Sweet SoundsPublished on Dec 02, 2017By Lori Sweet
  • 20 Musical Instrument Gift Ideas
    If you are looking for ideas for Christmas or a birthday, why not give the gift of a musical instrument?  Kids of all ages love to learn music and I have included 20 musical instrument gift ideas to help them get started.  For ways to help your child learn music ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Dec 02, 2017By Jessica Peresta
  • 20 Musical Instrument Gift Ideas
    If you are looking for ideas for Christmas or a birthday, why not give the gift of a musical instrument?  Kids of all ages love to learn music and I have included 20 musical instrument gift ideas to help them get started.  For ways to help your child learn music ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Dec 02, 2017By Jessica Peresta

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