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  • Meter Test (Original Version)
    Here is a meter test that I put together many years ago, but never got around to administering.  I forgot all about it until recently when I was going through some old files and found the test and this blank answer sheet.  Each musical example is in either duple or ... read more
    Source: The Ways Children Learn MusicPublished on May 18, 2019By bluestine
  • Ending the School Year with Purposeful Fun
    It'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
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on May 17, 2019By Aimee
  • How to Motivate Suzuki Students to Practice During the Summer
    Let’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
    Source: Music Teaching and ParentingPublished on May 17, 2019By Maria Stefanova
  • My Favorite Apps and Websites
    Version 2Today 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
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on May 16, 2019By mramusicplace
  • 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
    Source: Everyday MusicalityPublished on May 15, 2019By heathershouldice
  • Weevily Wheat for the Elementary Music Classroom
    Weevily 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
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on May 15, 2019By Jennifer
  • The Adventure Begins -#GoogleEI
    This 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
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on May 14, 2019By Theresa Ducassoux
  • Tuesday Book Club – Vocal Exploration Books
    I just wanted to quickly share 3 great books that I use for Vocal Explorations in K and 1.1. SAY ZOOP! by Hervé TulletThis book is amazing.  Each page has another fun thing to say.  The pictures correspond with the words, and sometimes even encourage you to get louder/ quieter or ... read more
    Source: Emily’s Kodaly MusicPublished on May 14, 2019By Emily Church
  • How to End the Year in the Kodaly Classroom
    If 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
    Source: Mrs. Stouffer’s Music RoomPublished on May 14, 2019By Melissa Stouffer
  • Soundscapes 4 Ways
    One 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
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on May 14, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell

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