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- Tips for Teaching Holiday Songs in Elementary MusicWhen thinking about teaching holiday songs in elementary music, it can be frustrating not knowing how to go about it. There are so many holidays throughout the school year. So, how do you know what music to teach when? There’s not one size fits all approach, but these tips should ... read more
- Favorite Halloween PostsI was thinking today of all my previous posts and wanted to share a few old and "older" posts for Halloween fun! Several activities do not mention Halloween overtly, but have more subtle overtones for those of you that can't have a lesson with "Halloween". I seem to gravitate towards books ... read more
- Four Unique Advent Traditions for Your Worship ServicesThe first Sunday in Advent is only seven weeks away!Advent is a journey; that season of waiting and preparation leading up to Christmas. It’s the beginning of a new liturgical year, a time when we gather in darkness and wait for the Light of the World to come again. We ... read more
- Ocarinas in the Elementary Music ClassroomRecorders are a staple in most elementary music classrooms. In fact, recorders have been used as beginner instruments for so long, that many of our parents and grandparents remember playing them as children. It’s clear to see why; recorders have obvious advantages as a beginner instrument. However, I encourage you to ... read more
- Planner Setup Tip: Simplifying Weekly Lesson PlanningI made a small but significant change to my planner setup this school year and after test-driving it for a couple of months I'm officially in love!So let me show you what I did and then I'll explain what it is, how I use it, and why it's awesome 🙂For ... read more
- Games in the Elementary Music ClassroomMy students love to play games. No matter what else I may have for them to do on a given day, as soon as I mention that we will be playing a game that day, they all smile and get excited. Music games are fun, yes, but there is also ... read more
- Four Pieces for Advent: A New Handbell CollectionSurprise! I released my first collection of handbell music this week!Four Pieces for Advent is a digital collection of four simple pieces for your Advent worship services. These pieces are designed to add a creative element into your services - thoughtful ways to incorporate handbells in new ... read more
- Pre-Order the Good Shepherd Now and Save!The wait is almost over! The Good Shepherd, the new, fully downloadable preschool product from Darlene Abbott is almost here. Order now to save 20% off the introductory price, and be the first to receive access to this exciting new Christmas product, including: song plans teaching aides and posters narrator ... read more
- No One in the House but DinahI thought today that I would share one of my favorite 16th notes/ re songs!Dinah used to be a song that students didn't like as much, because it was a song that we just sang beautifully. I know these types of songs are important, but as is typical for 3rd ... read more
- What Type of Choir Director Are You?Take a moment to think about the choir directors you’ve had during your lifetime. What was your first choir director like? If you sang in a choir during high school, what was that director like? Think about the directors you’ve had as an adult, whether in a university, church, ... read more