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- Three Singing Games for Second Grade Music
- Writing in the Music Room | An Easy Sub-Plan!Do your principals ever ask you how you incorporate writing in the music room? Are you ever in a rush for easy sub-plans that ANYONE can implement? One of my new favorite activities is great for both!For this activity, I read/ sing/ teach a folk song and then have students ... read more
- “Voice Change and Singing Experiences of Adolescent Females” (Sweet, 2018)Sweet, B. (2018). Voice change and singing experiences of adolescent females. Journal of Research in Music Education, 66(2), 133-149. How does the adolescent female voice change influence young women’s use of their voice and their participation in singing in middle school, high school, and/or college? Sweet (2018) studied 17 female ... read more
- Three Singing Games for First Grade Music
- What Sound Do You Hear Now Timbre Listening ActivitySo, yeah, it's been a few weeks since I posted here. I was presenting at the OH-SO-Awesome Ohio Music Educator's Association (OMEA) conference for 3 days, then the very next weekend I was presenting in Manitoba, Canada at their Chapter Workshop. Again, a bunch of wonderful people to present for ... read more
- An Inside Look at My Superhero-Themed Studio Incentive ProgramEvery year, I plan and create a 6-8 week incentive program for my piano studio. Mostly, this is for my beginning and elementary students (through 5th grade), though my middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) ... read more
- Teaching Timbre with Art MusicBack in November, I wrote about how to teach tempo using art music. I covered pieces by Florence Price, Johannes Brahms, and Alton Adams. In this post, I’m going to discuss how to use Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango to teach timbre; specifically the wind quintet. Wind quintets are a great way ... read more
- Informances 4 WaysI asked my readers recently to tell me what they would like to see me write about, and one of the most-requested topics was informances. I think a lot of music teachers are intrigued by the idea of moving away from the time-consuming and stressful process of performance and concert ... read more
- Apps for Beginning Band and OrchestraIt’s no secret; I am a fan of technology in education! All of my 4th and 5th-grade students have school-issued iPads. I enjoy using the iPads in my elementary band and orchestra classes and have found several apps that work well in this setting. While I would never advocate for ... read more
- Three Singing Games for Kindergarten Music