Dubbed “The First Lady of Song” because she was so well liked by all races, nationalities and religions, Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards, sold over 40 million albums and sang with some of
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
Even with all this craziness of the pandemic, we still need teachers. We still need people who are looking to serve, lead and inspire. Basically the world needs you… which means you need to keep showing up and stay on top of your teaching, yet still look after yourself and your family. One of the
By Kevin Tuck, editor, Printable Music Theory Books I’m constantly communicating with music teachers all over the world. Every day I get emails and communicate with teachers via forums and blogs, and I read lots of opinions on the current state of technology in teaching music. A lot of questions recently have concerned iPads
It’s finally here!! After months of writing, editing and revising, Module two of our Whiteboard Music Lessons - “Music Jam” series is now available for everyone to use. This level is much more comprehensive and detailed that we ever imagined it would be. The whole module contains over 280 interactive whiteboard slides broken down into
This is a very simple idea for using boomwhackers. This was developed and tested by my husband Kevin with a group of students who had never learned any music at all. It was pitched at grade 4/5 level, but can work for students of any age. All you need is a whiteboard and a set
“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
I’ve just stumbled across this set of very cool YouTube videos which would be relevant for teaching upper primary about Peter and the Wolf and the Instruments of the Orchestra. Click here to check out the story of Peter and The Wolf on Video This is the story of Peter and the Wolf which
Since we’ve been making music teaching resources, we’ve found out through our surveys that topics like Jazz and Blues hardly ever get covered in the junior high school or middle school. Even looking back on my own personal teaching experience, I have to now ashamedly confess, it was a topic I never taught much either.
Here are the You Tube Videos links you could use to compliment the second lesson called “The King Of Rock and Roll” which is lesson two of the Fun Music Company History Of Rock and Roll Printable Music Lesson Plans Series. Feel free to use as you need and add other ideas to the comment