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Back to School Elementary Music Lessons

Learn Music Rules | Orff Activities Learning rules and procedures is vital to establish a positive classroom climate. Why not set your rules to rhythm patterns? Then you can learn and practice them with Orff-style activities. Check out this blog post with detailed directions. Are you strapped for time? Do you need FREE Music Rule … Continue reading Back to School Elementary Music Lessons

Tips to Involve ALL Students ALL the Time

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

Making an Ocean Drum | Elementary Music Project

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