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SOVT, Vocal Development, and…Straws??

Hello everyone! I recently had a student with an emergency situation: she woke up with no voice! This is a little girl (11) who might as well have been born on the stage — she sings all the time! And … Continue reading

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Rhythm Boxes – Understanding Rhythm and Counting

A resource that will be great for everyone! You simply print out the pages. Keep the first page as it is and then the next pages you can cut out the notes. They will fit into the boxes. The number … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Do BEFORE Your Child Starts Piano Lessons

Check out this excellent article by Elissa Milne. Click Here to read it. I would also add to this list: 11. Make sure your child knows the difference between high/low and loud/soft. You wouldn’t believe the number of students who … Continue reading

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Website: Classics For Kids

In doing research for a music appreciation class I stumbled across a great resource, a website called Classics for Kids. I discovered a page with a radio show about different periods of music, and the site also includes information on … 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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Resource: FREE Music Lesson Plans

Check out this database of music lesson plans from Hillsborough Countyu Schools: Music Curriculum Search You will need to enter the provided username and password. I have not examined these lesson plans in detail, but when you log in you … Continue reading

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Resource: Vocal Warm-Ups and Sight-Reading Exercises

I found a fantastic book that every voice teacher should have in their collection, it is called The Private Voice Studio Handbook, written by Joan Frey Boytim. The author is well-known for her many solo compilation books and it is … Continue reading

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