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- Upper Elementary Music Concept ProjectMy fourth graders have just completed an awesome project on BIG musical concepts. It was a two part group project explaining a chosen concept like Dynamics, Tempo, Harmony, Lyrics, Mood, etc.Part one was a Flipgrid video explaining their concept. Students had to research facts and information about their concept and ... read more
- Five Free Downloads for the Elementary Music ClassroomIt’s testing season here in the states (most unfortunately). And it’s about as welcome as a fly in ice cream. Thankfully, I have five free downloads that I hope will make your music teaching life a little less stressful. Maybe it will even help you forget about all that ... read more
- Key Elements You Need To Learn To Become A Great Music TeacherBeing a music teacher can be a rewarding job because you’ll be able to play a significant role in a person’s musical career. Working as a music teacher also enables you to shape someone to become musically inclined. But before you can work as one, a musical degree from a ... read more
- Re-Thinking Music Teacher Education and Classical Music’s Identity CrisisIf every kid were the same, they would all enjoy the same genre of music. Of course, we know that every kid is not the same but if the first sentence seems like it’s obvious then why isn’t it obvious in music programs around North America? The problem, as I ... read more
- Presentation Plan for 16th NotesIn this post, students explored takadimi through singing, playing, composing, inner hearing, partwork, reading, and writing. The beauty is that the whole time, the process felt like fun and games. This “child’s play” approach is what makes the learning process so special.Now, students may be ready to learn the real ... read more
- Dance Playlist 2019I love finding new music to add to my playlist for dance parties, slideshows, field day, and general merriment, and I'm excited to share this year's finds with you today! I always look for music that is age-appropriate for elementary students before editing (so no "kid version" stuff for me) ... read more
- Join a Band in KW
- How to Create an Adaptive Recorder Using Scratch and a Makey MakeyStudents come to us with a variety of abilities and needs. Playing the recorder can present challenges for some. As music teachers, we differentiate for all. Many of us add stickers or rubber bands for placement on the recorder. Other times we alter the visual students use to read the ... read more
- Here’s How To Stream The Earth Day Song!There’s so many ways to listen to your favorite music these days. I’ve heard from many fans who wanted to get the links to stream the Earth Day song as part of their playlist on Apple Music or Spotify, so here are the links. I’ve added Deezer as well, ... read more
- Glow in the Dark Music Class (Party)For the month of March, my students participated in a Rhythm Challenge. Each grade level first through fourth grade (my highest grade) competed against other classes in their grade level and were told there was a "surprise prize" at the end for the winning class. Students read an played rhythm ... read more