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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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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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I am unsure whether I have shared this link previously or not; if this is a redundant post I apologize. I discovered that this link was sitting in my drafts and it was easier to just re-post (on my slow … 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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Website Feature: Making Music Fun .net

One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net  There is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a … Continue reading

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Pinch and Wrap Rap – teaching Orff mallet technique

A rap to teach students how to hold their mallets to play Orff instruments. Written by Kristin Hecht and Susan Meier. Submitted by Miss G. Everyday.  (echo) When I play, (echo) I will say, (echo) Pinch and wrap.  (echo) Pinch … Continue reading

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Elementary Music Classroom – Links

Elementary Music Classroom Resources (Most of these are included elsewhere, but compiled here.)  Music in Motion: http://www.musicmotion.com This is where the theory posters with the toucans are found! Enchanted Learning: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html Resources for general education as well as music. Including … Continue reading

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