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  • Max Found Two Sticks: elementary music lesson plan
    I've loved adding more lesson plans based on children's books to my Kindergarten classes this year! One that I've been meaning to use for a long time and just never got around to until now is Max Found Two Sticks. It was a great way to introduce rhythm patterns and ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Apr 23, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Part 2: Kindergarten Music Program
    Last year, my kindergarten students performed in a spring music program for their parents in the music room. I didn't prepare a program of songs and activities ahead of time. Instead, a few months before the performance day, I sat on the floor with the kids and asked them, "What ... read more
    Source: Ponderings From a FinchPublished on Apr 22, 2019By Kathryn Finch
  • Upper Elementary Music Concept Project
    My 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
    Source: Emily’s Kodaly MusicPublished on Apr 17, 2019By Emily Church
  • Five Free Downloads for the Elementary Music Classroom
    It’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
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Apr 17, 2019By Jennifer
  • Key Elements You Need To Learn To Become A Great Music Teacher
    Being 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
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Apr 17, 2019By Jessica Peresta
  • Re-Thinking Music Teacher Education and Classical Music’s Identity Crisis
    If 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
    Source: Steve’s Music RoomPublished on Apr 16, 2019By Steve Giddings
  • Presentation Plan for 16th Notes
    In 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
    Source: We Make the MusicPublished on Apr 16, 2019By Victoria Boler
  • Dance Playlist 2019
    I 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
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Apr 16, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Join a Band in KW
    The KW MuzicTrain Inspiration Band is looking for new members. This is your chance to play in an active youth band, playing popular and traditional songs in local venues around the KW area. Just fill in the form here and we’ll immediately send information about the band and let ... read more
    Source: Teach Yourself MusicPublished on Apr 15, 2019By Rick Hendershot
  • How to Create an Adaptive Recorder Using Scratch and a Makey Makey
    Students 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
    Source: Ponderings From a FinchPublished on Apr 13, 2019By Kathryn Finch

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