March is a great time to celebrate all things Music in our classrooms. Many music educators across America will celebrate music education at their schools this month. We all know… Read more 4 Ways to Celebrate Music in the Classroom →
Does this sound familiar? It is the start of a new school year. Both teachers and students are excited about the potential of a new year. Classes and timetables are… Read more Engaging Students in Their Learning →
Everyone is born with the ability to think critically and creatively. However, as teachers we often see both creativity and critical thinking skills stifled in preference for more “academic” pursuits.… Read more Teaching Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom →
Try these music composition lesson ideas and activities with your upper elementary and middle school general music students.
Teaching the recorder can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be a very stressful one. What helps, besides experience, is planning. The best thing you can do before… Read more Recorder Lesson Planning Made Easy →
Try using rhythm games in your music classroom with these sets of rhythmic notation cards
For many of us, learning to play the recorder may have been the catalyst for the beginning of a career in music education. Learning to play an instrument is an… Read more 25 Reasons to Play the Recorder →
Well, lovely, it is time to party! I have a couple of reasons to celebrate, and I want to share the joy with you. Firstly, I have finally completed all… Read more Time to Party! →