The Discover Music Poster Set is by far one of the best classroom poster sets I have ever seen. I believe my middle school band director used them, and I have known other teachers to use them as well. It is also available from other websites like Music in Motion.)
I like these particularly for several reasons:
- They do not try to cram all the basic music theory onto one poster! There is a separate poster each for dynamics, symbols, tempo, time signature, music alphabet, rhythm, articulation, and one final poster of a piece of music combining these things.
- The posters are bright and colorful, but not too busy.
- The images are arranged in ways where the concept can be grasped quickly, such as categorizing dynamic levels with color and height, or lining up the notes and rests that get the same number of beats with each other.
- They are smaller and can be posted in multiple areas around the room.
About Lady Fair
Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family.
If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music."
Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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