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  • Ada’s Violin – Making Music From Trash!
    Have you heard about the children’s orchestera where the instruments were made entirely from trash taken from a garbage dump?  How could this happen? You’ll love to hear the true story of a man named Favio Chávez who came to a small town in Paraguay as an environmental engineer and ... read more
    Source: Tiny Tapping ToesPublished on May 23, 2019By Daria
  • Adults’ Recognition of Young Children’s Musical Behaviors (Reese, 2013)
    Reese, J. A. (2013). Adult identification of music behaviors demonstrated by young children. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 198, 51-67. Do adults’ backgrounds affect their recognition of young children’s musical behaviors? Participants were 24 child development teachers (not music specialists), 24 early childhood music teachers, and ... read more
    Source: Everyday MusicalityPublished on May 22, 2019By heathershouldice
  • Music Makers Podcast Show Notes: Review and Reset (season 2 episode 8)
    For so many of us, the school year has come to a close, or the end is right around the corner!However, before checking out completely, I like to take a long moment to reflect on the past year and plan for the next. What went well? What would I do ... read more
    Source: We Make the MusicPublished on May 22, 2019By Victoria Boler
  • Leg over Leg for the Elementary Music Classroom
    If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I’ve been fox-obsessed lately. We’ve been lucky enough to have a family of foxes (mom and four kits) living in the small, wooded area behind our apartment in town. You can watch a video of them pouncing and playing ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on May 22, 2019By Jennifer
  • 10 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Music Classroom for Summer
    When you first started teaching, you probably just thought you’d get to wave bye-bye to your students, lock up your room, and peel out of the parking lot.  That’s not just me right?  Well, here’s the deal.  Before you get to go on your merry way, you have to do ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on May 21, 2019By Jessica Peresta
  • Am I Cut Out to Teach Music?
    There are lots of reasons people ask themselves, "Am I cut out to teach music?". I hear it most in the springtime, both from college students curious about the field, and from weary teachers overwhelmed by stress. My intent with this post is three-fold: to reassure and help burned out ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on May 21, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Meter Test (Original Version)
    Here is a meter test that I put together many years ago, but never got around to administering.  I forgot all about it until recently when I was going through some old files and found the test and this blank answer sheet.  Each musical example is in either duple or ... read more
    Source: The Ways Children Learn MusicPublished on May 18, 2019By bluestine
  • Ending the School Year with Purposeful Fun
    It's the end of the year and once again many of us are questioning HOW to end the school year.  Do we show videos or musicals? Do we do singing games? A composition or writing project? How to finish strong?Much depends on the culture of your school and your students. ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on May 17, 2019By Aimee
  • How to Motivate Suzuki Students to Practice During the Summer
    Let’s face it! Summer is too much fun to stay on schedule! And yet our Suzuki violin students need to find different ways for effective Suzuki violin practice! Motivating Suzuki students to practice is easy when you have variety of tips and trick to use. The first three tips will ... read more
    Source: Music Teaching and ParentingPublished on May 17, 2019By Maria Stefanova
  • My Favorite Apps and Websites
    Version 2Today I would like to share with you the apps and websites I use most frequently for planning, delivering, and assessing music instruction in my general music classes. Keeping my lesson plans organized ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on May 16, 2019By mramusicplace

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