I know . . . you're probably not ready to talk about it, but the new school year is rushing up fast and furious. The beginning of a new school year can feel a bit overwhelming. You're meeting new students and trying to remember all the things you've done in the past....
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Are you looking to inject a fresh dose of rhythm into your elementary music classroom? Get ready to discover exciting ways to engage your students and enhance their rhythm skills. This blog post explores the power of instrument play, the magic of jamming along to popular video game beats, the joy of exploring viral meme music, and the infectious energy of grooving to catchy pop tunes. From dynamic percussion instruments to rhythmic adventures inspired by popular culture, this resource will inspire you to create a vibrant and engaging rhythmic experience for your students. Join us on this rhythmic journey and unlock the potential of your elementary music classroom.
Rhythm is Gonna Get You: Inspiring Creativity and Improvisation Through Drumming in the Music Classroom
Did you know that May is International Drum Month? Yep, that's the truth. When I think of drumming, I think of beat. In fact, I think of the all-importance of beat. The steady beat is the most important part of the music. I tell my...
Outdoor music games are a fun and effective way to teach elementary school students about music. Games like Four Square, Hide and Seek, Capture the Flag, Bouncy Ball Note Values, and Red Light Green Light can help students learn musical skills while developing teamwork, communication, and problem-solving abilities. Music teachers can adapt these games to suit different ages and skill levels and share their experiences, success stories, and tips for incorporating outdoor music games into the curriculum. By doing so, music teachers can create a fun, engaging, and effective learning environment for their students.
Alright, folks, we're in the home stretch of the school year, and let's be real, things can get a little wacky in May. With the weather warming up and summer break on the horizon, it's not uncommon for students to start bouncing off the walls. Luckily, we've got a...
Calling all music teachers! Are you feeling the pressure as state testing looms closer and the end of the school year approaches? If you’re struggling to keep your students engaged during the final stretch of the year, you’re not alone. This time of year can be a circus, with endless distractions and challenges that make it difficult to keep your music classes on track. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this post, we’ll share some creative and effective strategies for keeping your students focused, motivated, and excited about music during state testing and beyond. Whether you’re dealing with limited time, resources, or attention spans, we’ve got tips and tricks that will help you finish the school year on a high note. So grab your conductor’s baton and get ready to lead your students to musical success!
Reading aloud to your students is magic. Not only can you use picture books to calm the most active, cray, cray class, but you can also use them to teach music skills! Find out more about some adorable storybooks for spring.
It’s time to celebrate Black History Month in your Music Classroom. First let’s discuss what Black History Month is all about.
The beginning of a new year can be a great time to do some thinking about the past 6 months and make some changes. That’s why today, I’m going to share 7 types of lesson plans that help you do just that.
I was frustrated and overwhelmed. I was teaching movement (ie. fighting with them to learn it) to a group of 4th graders who are already too cool for school, and they were not having it.