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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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Sing Your Way to Health!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that all the teachers out there are enjoying their time away from children. I can tell you that it’s VERY quiet at my house while I am home, … 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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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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Musical Magic – Method Book Review

Musical Magic (increasemusic.com) The “Musical Magic” method book includes three levels, beginning, intermediate, and advanced, and includes several different options for use in the classroom. Each level includes an individual student book, levels 1 and 2 has a full band … Continue reading

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Classroom Control – Starting Class

Often one of the most difficult and daunting aspects of a class period is actually starting the class period. Here are a few tips and tricks that I have found to be working for me lately. If you have anything … Continue reading

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Instrumental Coaching

A few weeks ago I was invited by my middle school director to come and do paid instrumental coaching at the middle school that I and my siblings attended. It has been a wonderful experience so far! I thoroughly enjoy … Continue reading

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