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- Meter Test (Original Version)
- Ending the School Year with Purposeful FunIt'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
- How to Motivate Suzuki Students to Practice During the SummerLet’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
- My Favorite Apps and WebsitesToday 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
- Adults’ Anxiety Toward Singing (Abril, 2007)Abril, C. R. (2007). I have a voice but I just can’t sing: A narrative investigation of singing and social anxiety. Music Education Research, 9(1), 1-15. What is the nature of adults’ anxiety toward music/singing, and what do they feel is the root of this anxiety? Abril conducted a narrative ... read more
- Weevily Wheat for the Elementary Music ClassroomWeevily Wheat is a fun song and game to do with students in your upper elementary music classes. Be sure to let your math teachers know if you plan to use it, and they can thank you later! NOTATION GAME WITH GROUPS OF FOUR The game for this ... read more
- The Adventure Begins -#GoogleEIThis has been an exciting few weeks: last Tuesday I found out I had been accepted into the Google Innovator program and will travel to London this summer to attend the Innovator Academy! This was my second time applying to the program, after not being accepted in 2018, and I ... read more
- Tuesday Book Club – Vocal Exploration Books
- How to End the Year in the Kodaly ClassroomIf you’re like me, you’ve spent the whole year structuring your teaching so that your students are maximizing their fun and learning potential. But as the year draws to a close, the energy dips and our eyes start to turn toward glorious summer. You start to wonder about how ... read more
- Soundscapes 4 WaysOne of my favorite lesson ideas to keep in my back pocket is soundscapes. I use soundscapes for sub plans, for when I have to change my lesson at the last-minute, when I need to do a one-off lesson with one class to catch up the rest of the grade, ... read more