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  • Teacher Tag: What is your favorite thing about your classroom?
    Hi there, teachers!Before school this morning, I looked around my classroom and realized how much I love it.  I decided to do a spur of the moment Teacher Tag about my very favorite thing about my classroom.  Watch the video below and see what that is! ... read more
    Source: Mrs. Chandler’s Music RoomPublished on Oct 10, 2017By Marti Chandler
  • Q&A Music Teacher Edition (part I)
    A couple of weeks ago I asked you all to send me your questions, and I was thrilled with the responses I got from all of you! Today I'm tackling some of the teacher questions I got- I'll be answering more in next week's post- but be sure to check ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Oct 10, 2017By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • STEAM Lessons: Sandpaper
    Young children can discover so much from exploring the sounds and texture of sandpaper, it’s really a gold mine of learning. Well, not a GOLD mine… more like bauxite mine. More on that later. As a music teacher working with young children, I often use sand blocks, those small ... read more
    Source: Music (and Science) for Young ChildrenPublished on Oct 09, 2017By Abby Connors
  • 7 Insider Tips for Aspiring Music Educators [Video]
    Music careers in the 21st century are flexible and diverse, often incorporating more than just one thing. Many of us are freelancers, curating opportunities and crafting a creative career based on our varied skill sets and interests.We're performers and teachers, writers and creators, collaborators and makers.I decided to mix things up a ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Oct 09, 2017By Ashley Danyew
  • Q&A Home Edition
    A couple of weeks ago I asked you all to send me your questions, and I got lots of great responses! Today I'm going to be answering the questions related to life at home, and I'll be answering the questions related to teaching and planning in future posts as well. ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Oct 09, 2017By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Pumpkin, Pumpkin
    I have always loved "Pumpkin, Pumpkin" and the many ways music teachers play the song/dance/game.  Some teachers teach is as eighths and quarters and others hear it as sixteenths.  Whatever you choose, have fun with this one! And if you play it a different way, please leave a comment.  ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Oct 08, 2017By Aimee
  • Music Classroom Halloween Activities: One Note Halloween Concert-DONE for next October
    We music teachers need all the tools we can get when developing a music program! We also need to always be creative in order to present our students in their best at concerts. This is quite the case when teaching younger students.  I teach beginning orchestra. Our first concert of ... read more
    Source: Music Teaching and ParentingPublished on Oct 08, 2017By Maria Stefanova
  • Halloween Costume Ideas for Music Teachers
    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love planning my costume and seeing all of my students dressed up as their favorite characters. Here are some musical ideas to get your creative juices flowing for this year’s costume. ... read more
    Source: Music with Miss WPublished on Oct 07, 2017By Michelle
  • How Musicians Make the Best Employees
    There are many factors that go into how musicians make the best employees.  Most musicians are hard workers, have great work ethic, and are very organized.  Many employers like to hire musicians, because they know how smart and driven they are.   1. Musicians Don’t Give Up So many hours ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Oct 06, 2017By Jessica Peresta
  • Do You Teach Standing or Sitting?
    Not a Question for Me!I was taught that being on eye level with children was less intimidating, so I sat in a chair unless I was moving with the children. I avoided "standing over" them. So when I was teaching a song or telling a story or Read more » ... read more
    Source: Mrs. Aston’s High NotesPublished on Oct 06, 2017By Janis Aston

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