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- The Sheet Music HeistDissonance has been up to no good. He has caused chaos in the sheet music world causing the notes to crash into each other. He must be stopped before music as we know it is completely destroyed! Luckily the Superhero Apprentices are ready to help! Each challenge will test their abilities and bring ... read more
- Here’s How To Stream The Earth Day Song!There’s so many ways to listen to your favorite music these days. I’ve heard from many fans who wanted to get the links to stream the Earth Day song as part of their playlist on Apple Music or Spotify, so here are the links. I’ve added Deezer as well, ... read more
- Glow in the Dark Music Class (Party)For the month of March, my students participated in a Rhythm Challenge. Each grade level first through fourth grade (my highest grade) competed against other classes in their grade level and were told there was a "surprise prize" at the end for the winning class. Students read an played rhythm ... read more
- What to Do During Testing Week in Music ClassApril showers bring May flowers, but it also brings state testing. Everyone in your school, from teachers to students to support staff, don’t enjoy this week. It’s exhausting and draining, but just one of those things that has to be done. You’ve probably heard phrases as the music teacher before ... read more
- Egg Hunts in the Music Room
- “The Effect of Vocal Modeling on Pitch-Matching Accuracy of Elementary Schoolchildren” (Green, 1990)Green, G. A. (1990). The effect of vocal modeling on pitch-matching accuracy of elementary schoolchildren. Journal of Research in Music Education, 38(3), 225-231. Does children’s pitch-matching accuracy vary depending on whether the vocal model is female, male, or a child? Green tested the pitch-matching ability of 282 children in grades ... read more
- Sounds of the Forest for the Elementary Music ClassroomSounds of the Forest by Sofia Gubaidulina is the musical embodiment of the birds chirping, rushing water, and rustling leaves. If you’re looking for a piece to teach several concepts that could be adapted to multiple grade levels, this is it. Sofia Gubaidulina is a living composer ... read more
- Music Teacher Tip #12: Practice PacketsIn 2016 I began another of what I like to call a win-win. It has become a favorite option to give to my students as an “extra” option over the summer or as an option if they can’t participate in a camp. It also works very well in lessons when students ... read more
- Snake Alley Band: Rhythmic Ostinati LessonIn case you haven't heard, I love using books to teach and practice musical skills and concepts, especially with my youngest students. I came across this book at a used book store this summer and finally had a chance to use it with my kindergarten and 1st grade students this ... read more
- The value of Music Education in schoolIt is unfortunate that music education is being offered less and less in quite a few of our school systems in North America. As education budgets get squeezed, some schools are taking music from their curriculum to create room for other subjects. But the truth is, music education and ... read more