How to create fun music lessons for k-6 whether you’re teaching from school or at home in a few easy steps.

Have you ever wondered how to start with your music lessons?  Do you start with playing instruments, planning, writing, reading, ... etc?  In this curriculum training session,  I will help you learn the steps to build your primary or elementary music lesson plan and make it EASY and FAST to implement with your classes.  Anybody

2020-10-23T03:12:27+00:00By |0 Comments

Music For School

If you’re teaching music at the primary or elementary level and want some fresh ideas for teaching music in your school, we’ve created a free series of six videos and all accompanying resources designed to help make music easier to teach and fun for students to do. About the Resources The free resources comprise of

2012-11-05T01:36:27+00:00By |1 Comment

Introducing Music Appreciation to Elementary and Primary Students

Music appreciation enriches the primary classroom through discovery and sonic exploration. The simple act of music listening develops a child's language development and ability to "decode" the abstract (Eisner, Legg). Students that actively engage in musical performance, whether in the classroom or in the concert hall, exhibit increased cognitive ability and self-expression. (Schellenberg). Besides the

2012-09-05T04:52:42+00:00By |3 Comments

Introducing Percussion to Primary School Children

The value of movement in connection with learning is unparalleled in our elementary and primary classrooms. In cultures around the world, exploration through percussion is a natural way of connecting children to the group and developing their motor responses. Movement through music, furthermore, helps stimulate the brain and integrate the right and left hemispheres After

2012-01-18T05:06:54+00:00By |2 Comments

The Secrets to Creating a Successful Music Theory Curriculum

“Research shows a positive connection between teachers’ preparation in their subject matter and their performance and impact in the classroom” . I read this recently in a US study about teacher preparation research(1) and I’m sure that it’s no surprise to any of us that the more prepared a teacher is in their specific subject

2012-01-16T11:34:05+00:00By |0 Comments

Keeping Students Engaged in Music Lessons

I've just found  a very nice  article written by a talented K-8 music teacher, Monica Attel who shares some of here her best tips and tricks with teaching young children. In the article, she suggests that wearing hats works for her, because it's a way of providing a gimmick or a comic theme (referred to

2011-06-18T12:30:10+00:00By |2 Comments

Resource for Teaching About Indonesian Music and The Gamelan

This week I've just started to work on a new World Music project  which will consist of  teaching resources fact sheets, whiteboard presentations, fun worksheets lesson ideas and resources  for teaching music of other cultures from around the world. The whole resource pack is set to be launched on Thursday 3rd March, 2011. However, in

2011-01-18T05:23:00+00:00By |0 Comments

Five Minute Fillers

Have you ever needed a five minute filler for a music class? You probably know the type of situation I mean. It’s when you’ve got quite a large group of kids together for choir or band music class or even for a group of fidgety young children .....and you need to get them either fired

2022-06-28T01:06:40+00:00By |2 Comments
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