Tag Archives: posture

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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Double Bass Basics

Double Bass Basics Photo from http://www.dafmusic.com Based on information given by bassist and orchestra teacher Mauricio Rodriguez, at a strings clinic I attended recently. The bass should be viewed as an extension of your body, it should be very natural … Continue reading

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Orchestral Strings Tips or “Bag of Tricks”

Some brief tips that I have learned in teaching orchestral strings classes. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it is a start. Please add your own comments and I will add them to the list. I … Continue reading

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Clarinet

This is a basic instructional page on teaching the clarinet. Reed selection: The majority of clarinet players seem to prefer Vandoren reeds, and pretty much no clarinet player likes Rico brand reeds. A Rico might be ok to start with, … 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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Stickfigure Statues

This is a great idea for body motion and spatial awareness that can be done with music. Simply hold up one of the stick figures and the students must imitate the pose of the stick figure. It’s even more fun … Continue reading

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Flute

This is a basic informational page on teaching the flute. It is a work in progress, and your comments would be very helpful. These instructional pages are designed to help the new teacher, who has limited knowledge of instruments not … Continue reading

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