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Learn Zillion Lesson Plans

Buenas noches! Some of you know that I teach middle school chorus, orchestra, and now guitar…what you probably don’t know is that I was supposed to co-teach Musical Theatre with the drama teacher, but he moved on and got a … Continue reading

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Forget STEM, it’s time for STEAM!

Finally, someone is getting a clue that something is missing from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, and that is the letter “A”, for Arts! Read this article on a new project starting in New York. http://nationswell.com/well-rounded-education-new-york-city-revive-arts-additional-teachers/

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Music Appreciation Class Lessons – Timbre, Ensembles, Genres

These are some lessons that I did as a unit on a 4 week school week in a middle school music appreciation class. We discussed the timbres of instruments, different ensembles, and different genres. The recorded music can all be … Continue reading

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10 Lessons the Arts Teach

The arts teach children to make good judgements about qualitative relationships. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. (There are different ways of doing things, though … Continue reading

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“Unity”

Unity I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched the sculptors there. The clay they used was a young child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher; the tools he used were books, and music, … Continue reading

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Encompass Music I don’t typically do much more on my blog than, well, blog. But I recently decided I should probably start “following” some blogs that might interest me, and check out some of my own followers. One of the … Continue reading

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Music and intelligence: A guide for the science-minded parent

An informative article from http://www.parentingscience.com Read the original article here. This article is © 2008-2011 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved. Is there is link between music and intelligence? Yes, there is. Forget the Mozart effect. The real action seems … Continue reading

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