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- Winter Listening Activities for the Music RoomDecember can feel a bit overwhelming for both music teachers and students alike. With the busyness of the season, I love to carve out quiet moments in every class for winter listening lessons. There is such a rich repertoire of classical music to use this time of year. From Anderson ... read more
- Review: Music Themed Favor Boxes
- Pacing and Energy are Not The SameEngaging students in classroom activities and keeping their interest throughout the lesson are both necessities and difficult. While many elements contribute to motivating students to stay on task and be productive in class, two important ones are pacing and energy. Pacing is the rate or speed at which you teach. ... read more
- Nuggets from VMEANow that I am entering my third year as a Virginia resident and teacher I figured it was time to finally attend VMEA! To ensure it happened, I submitted three session proposals last spring. Two were accepted, which was excellent – attending the conference was meant to be. (Feel free ... read more
- Themed Winter Lessons for the Littles
- Sugar Plum Fairy Play AlongYes, I love the Nutcracker. The music, the story, the ballet. All of it. I have many students at my school who dance in the ballet every year and I love introducing this to my kiddos although most of them have heard the music or seen the ballet.To begin this ... read more
- Nuggets from VMEANow that I am entering my thir year as a Virginia resident and teacher I figured it was time to finally attend VMEA! To ensure it happened, I submitted three session proposals last spring. Two were accepted, which was excellent – attending the conference was meant to be. (Feel free ... read more
- Music Too: Gender Bias and Discrimination in the Field of MusicGender discrimination…when are we going to talk about it? I wrote this paper for my Psychology of Music grad school class and some of you asked me to share. This barely scratches the surface of the research out there, not to mention the additional discrimination ... read more
- Think music class just teaches music? Think again…
- Jingle ThingleI love jingle bells! Such a wonderfully distinctive sound.Here are some older posts that have some really fun activities to use with jingles!1. Bucket Drumming with Jingle Bell Rock - the version of the song I use is from Music Connection from Silver Burdett Ginn, Grade 5, CD 10, track ... read more