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- Seed Pods Rattles From Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Africa!If you lived in ancient times or tribal days – what would you use to make music? You’d probably look around you for sticks, stones, bones or even seed pods that fell from trees! These would make excellent percussion and if you’re lucky enough to live in a tropical region, ... read more
- Functional Decorating for Teacher PlannersPlanner decorating for teacher planners can seem like a frivolous concept, but when it's done right, it can not only make lesson planning more fun and colorful, but also more effective. And it doesn't have to be time-consuming or expensive, either.I'm totally in love with paper planning, and I love ... read more
- Rotating Lessons: All Your Questions AnsweredRotating lessons or what is also known as 20/20/20 lessons seems to be a popular format teachers are trying out in their studios right now. I call mine rotating lessons because it describes exactly what the students are doing when they are at lessons, rotating in stations. I’ve been ... read more
- Pre-Packed Bags for Family OutingsTaking kids out of the house is a lot like planning a military operation. You have to make sure you have all the right gear, you have to think ahead and plan for all eventualities, and figure out the most efficient way to manage any movement. And inevitably, in the ... read more
- What No One Tells You About TeachingAll the schooling and studying in the world will not prepare you for the complexities and bewilderment that comes with walking into a classroom and commanding your own group of children. There’s more to teaching than a lesson plan and these ten points may better prepare you for the ... read more
- Sing Play Create New Website!Hey friends! I hope you've noticed- I've shortened the name of my store to SING-PLAY-CREATE! And. . . the website is up and running. The RESOURCE LIBRARY is not quite open yet-but hey, it will be SOON! I hope you'll head on over to the new website.WWW.SINGPLAYCREATE.COMHere's the new LOGO . ... read more
- Feature Friday: Practice Makes Perfect or Does It?It’s Feature Friday which means some savings for you! Since practicing has been on my mind a lot lately, I thought I would feature my Practice Makes Perfect or Does It? workshop. It’s on SALE until 10:00pm AZ MST today only! Practice Makes Perfect or DOES It is a workshop I have been holding ... read more
- 4 Free Online Professional Development Resources for Music TeachersWho said professional development had to be expensive? Check out these free online resources! 1. Try a MOOC(massive open online course). These courses are offered for FREE to anyone with internet. They ... read more
- The Waltzing Cat listening lessonToday, from our June playlist, we’ll be going through a piece called The Waltzing Cat by one of my favorite composers, Leroy Anderson. He’s the composer of the famous piece, Sleigh Ride, which is a very popular piece at Christmas (though not actually a Christmas piece! You can read more about that here, if ... read more
- What I’m Working On This SummerI’ve been a little quiet over here lately, but it’s not for lack of things to say or write about! The end of the school/church year is always busy (am I right?!), and this year was no exception (read more about what I've been up to lately below).I’ve also been hard ... read more