Monthly Archives: September 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes…

Kids really do say the darndest things. I am going to attempt to keep track of some of the more amusing ones. Feel free to add any you think deserve notice! One of my piano students, an 8-year-old boy, was … Continue reading

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Why Your Student is a Terrible Child, and Might Eventually Be A Burden on the Taxpayers (a rant)

Before I start this rant, please do not be offended by what I have to say. This may or may not apply to you, but please examine whether it might possibly have some bearing on your child and his/her behavior. … Continue reading

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Dice Rhythm Activity

This is an activity that I was given to do with 2nd-5th grade classes when I subbed at an elementary school. Dice Rhythm Activity Teacher Directions Review the rhythms used on the rhythm sheet for that grade level. Explain Directions … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan – Ice Cream Chords – 4th/5th

This lesson introduces chord building to older elementary school students. Submitted by Miss G., lesson plan by Artie Almeida. Lesson Plan – Ice Cream Chords – 4th/5th

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Pinch and Wrap Rap – teaching Orff mallet technique

A rap to teach students how to hold their mallets to play Orff instruments. Written by Kristin Hecht and Susan Meier. Submitted by Miss G. Everyday.  (echo) When I play, (echo) I will say, (echo) Pinch and wrap.  (echo) Pinch … Continue reading

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Elementary Resources – Bibliography and Discography

Music Education Bibliography and Discography By Zadda Bazzy bazzyz[at]manateeschools[dot]net Recorder Do It! Play Recorder by James O. Froseth – book with Cd Recorder Routes I (or any of her other books) – book This book includes Orff arrangements with recorder … Continue reading

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Cheap Violins for Sale Are Not a Good Deal

Taken from http://www.violinist.com I could not find a way to contact the author directly, but I will keep searching. Please visit the site for the original article by Laurie Niles. The website has been VERY helpful to me as an … Continue reading

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