Years ago, I developed my own Beginning Recorder method written specifically for my students. It has been widely used and loved by many teachers and students, including myself and my students. I took ideas from Recorder Karate by Music K-8 but adapted it to fit my teaching style and classroom needs. I highly encourage youContinue reading “Recorder Rewards Organizer Labels”
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Recorder (and Other) Resources and Cyber Sale Link-Up
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”
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”
Happy New Year! Today was our first day back to school in 2013 and I am excited for what the remainder of the school year holds for my students and I in music class! With the arrival of January, for many of you, is also the arrival of a shipment of new recorders (or breakingContinue reading “Recorder Resources”
Valentine’s Day Project in Real Life!
Valentine’s Day Recorder Composition Project So last week I posted a composition lesson for Valentine’s Day. Last Friday was the beginning of my new rotation and I tried the lesson out on my 3rd and 4th grade recorder students. It was a big hit and a huge success! We read the poem, clapped the rhythms,Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Project in Real Life!”
Valentine’s Day Music Composition Project
Holidays are always fun to incorporate into material for music class lessons. Valentine’s Day is difficult though, being that there’s not a whole lot of Valentine’s music around – it’s not like we’re listening to a Valentine’s holiday station on the radio 😀 So if the music doesn’t exist, why not write it?!?! That was theContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Music Composition Project”
Introduction to Soprano Recorder Music Video
This is a short video I made to use in my elementary music classroom to introduce the recorder. It has been very effective and my students seem to really get into it! This video makes the recorder “cool” and makes the students excited to play! I use it at the beginning of the first recorder classContinue reading “Introduction to Soprano Recorder Music Video”
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"”