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- Finding Do with “Leap Back Home To Me”I am a member of the MusicEd Blogs Community on Facebook. We are collaborating for the month of February to share our best ideas for teaching melody! If you are not already following us on Facebook, you should click the link above. For today's post, I am sharing a lesson on ... read more
- Make Violin Practice Fun For Valentine’s DayAre you looking for different Suzuki violin practice games for your child or for the students in your Suzuki studio to make violin practice fun and engaging? We have dedicated this blog to providing practical and helpful tips to parents and Suzuki teachers. We love that you have stopped by! ... read more
- Let the Savings Begin!This week the world will have their eyes focused on elite athletes receiving their medals, but why let them have all the fun? The Music Crew is excited to offer a Music Medals event – saving you money on great lesson ideas so you can spend your time watching your ... read more
- Paper OrganizerPapers! Papers! Papers! I hate having stacks of papers lying around waiting to be returned. Sometimes, it can be as many as 8 school days before I see a particular class again. Sometimes, I admit, papers linger in my room because I simply forget to pass them out. I knew ... read more
- “I will not give up on you.”We have all had those students that have, for whatever reason, cause immense amounts of stress, emotional heartache, the sweats, and quite possibly hives. These students often act out in class, are insubordinate, don't contribute to conversations in a positive manner, or attract negative attention. THOSE students. I remember having ... read more
- “Immortal Love, Forever Full” and 15 More Anthems for Holy WeekHoly Week is the week in between Palm Sunday and Easter. It’s the time in the church year when we remember the Last Supper, Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, the betrayal, the denial, the crucifixion.Some churches have several Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil. Others ... read more
- Miss Mary MackOne of my favorite lessons to teach every year was Miss Mary Mack. I taught the clapping game and song starting in second grade, and it was easily one of the students' favorites. In fact, I often heard their homeroom teachers turning the lesson into a verb, as in "No ... read more
- Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Games for Valentine’s DayLooking for fresh Pre-Twinkle Suzuki violin group class ideas? You can stop by this page of this blog for a variety of Suzuki violin group class ideas. But for this post let’s look at specific Valentine’s Day Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin group class ideas! These ideas are cute and easy to do. ... read more
- Tech Tip: Multiple WindowsIt's time for a tech tip! Watch the video below to see how I view multiple windows at the same time. I use this most often during lesson planning to copy and paste between two documents. I've most recently used this feature during classroom instruction to display a YouTube video ... read more
- Gong Xi Gong Xi – What Does The Chinese New Year Song Mean?The phrase Gong Xi Gong Xi resounds everywhere during Chinese New Year. In fact, one translation of the New Years song explains: (In) Every big street (and) little alley The first sentence (we) say When (we) see each other) Must be” “Congratulations! Congratulations!” Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations to you! Since ... read more