Developing music literacy requires sequential lessons which build on prior learning. Music reading skills should be the foundation of music classes.
Using diverse winter holiday songs in the elementary music class provides the perfect opportunity to teach about cultures different from our own.
Standard notation vs. stick notation. How do you teach your beginning rhythm readers? Elementary music reading techniques are not set in stone.
Teaching young children to read music independently does not happen by accident. It requires a carefully crafted systematic approach.
Teaching treble clef note names can be among the favorite lessons for teachers and students. Check out the FREE lessons, tips, and ideas in this post.
By October school is in high gear and schedules have gotten CRAZY! There is way too much to do with too little time. Do more with multitasking lessons.
Whether you are just starting your school year, or already have been in session for several weeks, the lessons you teach this month can set the tone for the entire year. Below are some of my favorite elementary music lessons for September. I hope you find time to teach some seasonal lessons as well as … Continue reading Favorite Elementary Music Lessons | September
Welcome back! It is Back to School season when everything is exciting, new, and fresh. Check out some of these featured resources to help you start your year fresh with your students actively engaged and learning music skills on day 1. Learn Music Rules | Orff ActivitiesLearning rules and procedures is vital to establish a positive classroom … Continue reading TpT Back to School 2019
Start the year on a positive note. Music Mixer Activities get students singing, moving, and interacting positively with each other on day 1.
Children of different ages are not maturationally ready for the same activities, so HOW do you create music activities for grades K-5? Check it out.
Back to school time means teaching rules and procedures. What better way to teach music rules than by using music rules rhythm activities!
Are you wanting to use traditional camp songs in your elementary music class but struggling to find music literacy and curriculum connections? Read on . . .
Teaching high-low can be a fun concept for young children and teachers. Music assessment should be integrated naturally into music class activities.
Young musicians have a lot to learn when it comes to learning the language of music. As music teachers, we need to make the learning process as fun and easy as possible.
There are always going to be some students that, for whatever reason, are reluctant to engage in music class activities. These tips to involve all students will increase participation and engagement in your elementary music classes. Tips to Involve All Students | Discussion Ditch the old question/answer format where only one student responds to the … Continue reading Tips to Involve ALL Students ALL the Time
Assessment in elementary music should be authentic, quick, valid, reliable and FUN! Integrate assessment into music activities while building music literacy.
Making an ocean drum is a simple and fun project that can be accomplished in one class session. Ocean drums are very easy to make and play. They create a perfect accompaniment for any song about the sea. This activity makes a great group or individual project. Have students experiment with with various materials to … Continue reading Making an Ocean Drum | Elementary Music Project
You can talk less & teach more music.With these tips, you can be a more effective teacher, enjoy teaching more & your students will learn more too.
Teaching improvisation in elementary music doesn’t have to be hard for teachers or scary for students. These hints make it a fun process for all.