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- Is All Music Intended To Be Expressive?I am asked from time to time if all music is created with expressive intent. The National Arts Standards seem to imply so, because they set students to interpreting and determining expressive intent ... read more
- The Other ExpectationsToday I would like to discuss expectations, but not the usual sort. Often, when expectations in education are discussed, they are the kind teachers have of students. These may be behavior or performance ... read more
- Five Reasons You Should Attend a Music Education ConferenceEvery music teacher needs a community of educators to support and encourage them! Let's discuss the 5 top reasons you should attend a music ed conference! The post Five Reasons You Should Attend a Music Education Conference appeared first on Sing to Kids. ... read more
- “Audiation-based Improvisation Techniques and Elementary Instrumental Students’ Music Achievement” (Azzara, 1993)Azzara, C. D. (1993). Audiation-based improvisation techniques and elementary instrumental students’ music achievement. Journal of Research in Music Education, 41(4), 328-342. What effect does an improvisation curriculum have on instrumental students’ music achievement? Azzara (1993) studied 66 fifth grade students from two different schools who were in their second year ... read more
- Needle’s EyeKeeping the attention of a large class of kindergarten students, can be a lot like trying to thread a needle. Without intense concentration and purposefulness, you can end up causing yourself pain. Needle’s Eye provides a fun game, a simple song, and a great head-voice stretch for kindergartners. The ... read more
- Tuesday Book Club- The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
- Current Musicians of Color for Black History Month and Beyond (Part 2)In celebration of Black History Month, I'm sharing more current musicians of color that I like to use in my classroom. These are artists who are currently active and have school-appropriate music- in fact many of these artists have created music specifically for the classroom. These are also lesser-known artists ... read more
- Chopin – Mazurka #15 in C major, Op. 24 #2A few weeks ago, one of my piano students started working on this piece. My advice, “Pretend you’re Polish,” doesn’t seem to be helping her much. But this short work is about as far from a Parisian Salon, and as close to a Polish village as Chopin ever got. The ... read more
- Win a Chinese New Year Music Mini Lesson!Want some hands-on fun for Chinese New Year? This is our latest music mini-lesson created to take kids, teachers and parents around the world through music, crafting and coloring fun. Here’s what you’ll find inside the Chinese New Year mini-lesson. You’ll find instructions to make a personal or class sized ... read more
- Organizing Multiple EnsemblesAnyone who conducts multiple ensembles or prepares for multiple performances knows it can be challenging to keep track of every group. What was covered during rehearsal? What sections need more work? When were run-throughs were executed? The list goes on. Personally, I teach four separate ensembles during the school week ... read more