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- 5 Effective Leadership Approaches for Church Music DirectorsYou have all the credentials. You have a newly-minted music degree in one hand and a polished résumé in the other, but you wonder if you really have what it takes to be a great leader.What does it take, exactly?Some of us may have heard the words, "You're a ... read more
- Classroom Management Tips for Elementary Music: let the rules speakToday I’m continuing with my four-part series on classroom management in the elementary music classroom. In the first part of the series, I wrote about how you can use humor to build relationships with your students and introduce them to classroom expectations. In the second part, I discussed how consistency ... read more
- Room Tour 2018I have had this painting in my room for years. It was a gift from a student who was redoing their bedroom to be "less babyish"- but I LOVE this painting and don't think it is babyish at all! My students love that it matches the last page of the ... read more
- Review: Metronome+ App
- How Can I Get My 5th Graders to Sing?It's amazing what a difference a couple of years can make! Lower elementary students will quite literally cheer with excitement when you suggest singing a song together, but somewhere along the line they hit a point when suddenly singing is one of the worst activities you could possibly suggest! There ... read more
- Warm Up Routine for Elementary MusicThere are so many ways to open a class musically.Just like our morning routine sets the tone for our day as teachers, the opening activities of your music class set the tone for the rest of the lesson.We want those activities to be:MusicalEngagingPurposefulHere is my opening warm up sequence for ... read more
- Flipgrid – What’s New?August 1st was a day many teachers on social media were looking forward to – it was the day Flipgrid announced their new features for this school year! While I was not able to make the trek to Minneapolis for the release party (silly new puppy got in the way ... read more
- Fall Kickoff 2018This last week was our fall kickoff! I always look forward to the fall kickoff. I have been doing this for years and found that not only is it a great way to get excited about the new school year but it has also been a perfect way to ease ... read more
- The Ukulele: A brief historyThe ukulele is most associated with the Hawaiian islands, but do you know its roots can be traced back to another island? The first, small 4-stringed instrument, called the machête, came from the island of Madeira, off of the coast of Portugal. The machête made its way to Hawaii as thousands ... read more
- The Donut SongI am thrilled to announce the release of the Donut Song. My husband and I wrote this several years ago, but now you can get awesome activities and visuals to help teach the song and map pitches in the brain. Watch the video and then click below ... read more