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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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Beethoven’s Wig!

Because it’s Big! Beethoven’s wig! Just a fun cartoon to get kids interested in one of the most influential composers of all time. Kind of catchy too. 😉  

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Composer Quest Assignment

Hello readers! I am currently substituting long-term for a teacher who is out on sick leave, and one of my more unique classes is music appreciation class. Last week we studied musical genres, this week it will be musical periods/eras. … 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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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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“Did you know?” Facts about music’s effect on us.

In 2012 I had the privilege of teaching at a middle school and working with a very kind and smart student who loves music, and enjoys composing. He is now a sophomore in high school and taking composition classes. This … Continue reading

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Middle School Composition Assignment

This is an assignment given to me by a teacher when I was substituting her orchestra classes for two days. I don’t think she’s mind if I shared this basic composition assignment. I also have some rules for composing floating … Continue reading

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