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  • Is All Music Intended To Be Expressive?
    Version 2I 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
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Feb 11, 2019By mramusicplace
  • The Other Expectations
    Version 2Today 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
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Feb 08, 2019By mramusicplace
  • Five Reasons You Should Attend a Music Education Conference
    Every 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
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Feb 07, 2019By Jennifer Bailey
  • “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
    Source: Everyday MusicalityPublished on Feb 06, 2019By heathershouldice7877
  • Needle’s Eye
    Keeping 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
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Feb 06, 2019By Jennifer
  • Tuesday Book Club- The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
    Today's Tuesday Book Club is The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt. What an adorable book! This hilarious book gives you background information on how the game Rock Paper Scissors came to be. It is fiction of course, and oh so fun to read. After reading the story, ... read more
    Source: Emily’s Kodaly MusicPublished on Feb 05, 2019By Emily Church
  • 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
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Feb 05, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Chopin – Mazurka #15 in C major, Op. 24 #2
    A 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
    Source: The Ways Children Learn MusicPublished on Feb 04, 2019By bluestine
  • 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
    Source: Tiny Tapping ToesPublished on Feb 04, 2019By Daria
  • Organizing Multiple Ensembles
    Anyone 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
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Feb 03, 2019By Theresa Ducassoux

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