So with the TeachersPayTeachers Cyber Sale coming up, I am super excited to be sharing with you some awesome resources you can check out during this 2 day Mega-Sale at my TpT store and so many others’ awesome TpT stores. I am linking up with Amy Abbott over at Music a la Abbott with aContinue reading “Recorder (and Other) Resources and Cyber Sale Link-Up”
Tag Archives: Music Notation
Halloween Music Class Activities
We are finally in the week of one of my favorite holidays of the year. I do not know where my love of Halloween came from, but I do know I adore pumpkin spice, glowing jack-o-lantern faces, Reece’s peanut butter cups, and fall leaves. I think since we live in the sultry, humid, sticky South,Continue reading “Halloween Music Class Activities”
Treble Clef Pitch Practice – FREE GIVEAWAY!!!
There’s a new product at my TpT store and one I think you will want! Here’s a little preview for you… Spelling Words with Treble Clef Pitches Flashcards – 24 flashcards premade with music notation and words. These can be printed single- or double-sided for multiple variations on this game Blank Staff – for puttingContinue reading “Treble Clef Pitch Practice – FREE GIVEAWAY!!!”
Conversational Solfege Sight-Singing Flashcards
Have you heard of Conversational Solfege? I had never until a couple years ago when I heard John Feirabend speak at the Georgia Music Educators Conference in Savannah, Georgia. His presentation rocked my world and I came home talking about his ideas to everyone who would listen. My poor husband about strangled me because IContinue reading “Conversational Solfege Sight-Singing Flashcards”
Boomwhackers® Do you love using your Boomwhackers®as much as I love mine? I finally, after 7 years of teaching music, bought 4 sets of Boomwhackers® and they have been the best, “funnest” addition to my classroom in recent years. My students and I use Boomwhackers® for a plethora of music learning activities… Pitch – Boomwhackers®, justContinue reading “Boomwhackers® Flashcards”
Beginning Recorder Method Book: "Recorders Rock"
Presenting my original Recorder Method book, “Recorders Rock” (enter trumpet fanfare)! Just kidding. But seriously, I have finally completed my recorder method, “Recorders Rock.” The title reflects me and my students’ sentiments about playing recorder. It’s fun, awesome, and it “rocks!”This project started small and has over time taken on a life of its own.Continue reading “Beginning Recorder Method Book: "Recorders Rock"”
Halloween Song for Recorder: Minor Tonality and Composing Original Lyrics
Simple Halloween Song for Soprano Recorder – in Em Not sure if anyone else has discovered this, but there exist very few Halloween-themed or even minor tonality songs for soprano recorder. In my quest to find a simple Halloween song for soprano recorder, I ended up writing my own simple melody. As you can seeContinue reading “Halloween Song for Recorder: Minor Tonality and Composing Original Lyrics”
Free Lesson Ideas Using BrainPop and BrainPopJr
Need a new idea for great music lessons? My go-to lesson “fun-maker” is BrainPop Jr and its big brother, BrainPop. These two sites are subscription based for full-access, but there are a number of free resources, lessons, and movies available for use as well! My school district has a site-wide subscription of both sitesContinue reading “Free Lesson Ideas Using BrainPop and BrainPopJr”
Making Composition Successful with Younger Students
I have discovered over my 7 years teaching that, with younger students (grades 4 and under), music composition can be a challenge. This is especially true when attempting to use traditional notation. My students are quite proficient at reading music notation and playing a treble-clef instrument (recorder, xylophone, etc.); it is a whole different storyContinue reading “Making Composition Successful with Younger Students”
April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
Each April, my students and I explore a Jazz appreciation unit. We listen to different jazz recordings, study the history of jazz, play jazz chord progressions, and even improvise some solos. I always enjoy the unit and my students seem to as well! Today I will share some online jazz resources. Stay tuned forContinue reading “April is Jazz Appreciation Month!”