Category Archives: Teaching Elementary

Recital Programs!

As a creative person, I do enjoy making an attractive product like a recital program, but sometimes they are a pain. Below you will find a link to purchase some I have created, if you do not want to go through … Continue reading

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Colorful Clef Mnemonics

I know what some of you will say: “Don’t use mnemonics! It’s terrible!” While I do try to get students to memorize each note, or at least one starting note, sometimes a student needs the mnemonic to help them remember. … Continue reading

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Simple Music Symbols Quiz

This is a quiz appropriate for probably 3rd-6th beginners to music. I’ve realized that most kids easily get basic symbols confused, and often do not know the name of the symbols they are reading. This assessment gives some brief explanation … Continue reading

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Music Curriculum Standards and Pacing Guide

Hi all! I’m currently sitting in a chorus/band summer training institute for teachers and we are discussing music standards, and how to work with them. Some useful websites for planning lessons and exploring standards are: 1. http://www.CPALMS.org, the site for … Continue reading

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Discover Music Poster Set

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 … Continue reading

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Teaching With Movies

As I was doing research today on some appropriate movies to show in a middle school classroom in the event of needing a substitute or something else serious occurring, I stumbled across the website Teach With Movies. I was looking … Continue reading

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Resource: Kodály Music Education Institute Website

Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia This website was submitted to me by my dear friend Miss G, who is an elementary music teacher. At first glance, it seems to have some amazing resources for the classroom or private teacher. … Continue reading

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