Join Denise Gagne this week as she discusses teaching with Boomwhackers, American Thanksgiving activities, and November Week 2 Lessons!
Join Denise Gagne this week as she presents new Rhythm Band Arrangements and some November Week 1 Lessons!
Join Denise Gagne this week as she dives into October Lessons for Week 4, Bucket Drumming, and Halloween Lessons!
With Coronavirus cases topping 100,000 worldwide, schools are starting to close and teachers are having to teach their music classes online. There are a variety of ways to do this. One of our Shanghai teachers has been teaching by making videos for her students, posting them on YouTube and sending them the link. Some teachers […]
Some music teachers teach more than a thousand students each week and it can be very difficult to remember the names. Starting your first classes with a name game will help you to remember those names – at least for this music class! If you go the Back to School Unit in Units at www.Musicplayonline.com, […]
It’s summer! Finally! So why is Denise sending newsletters in the summer??? The next newsletters will be on year plans, month outlines, weekly lesson plans and sub plans. For my American friends who start school in early August, July might be the time that you’re getting your planning done. And for my Canadian teachers who […]
This is the time of year when teachers are looking for new ideas and fun approaches to teaching music in the classroom. That’s why Denise wants to bring in her decades of experience to help you with planning out your yearly, monthly, and even weekly plans! In this video, she goes over where on MusicplayOnline […]
Outside Music Classes For those of you in the south, you’ve had nice weather for a while now. But up north in Alberta, the last snowfall was May 5th. After a long winter, when nice weather finally arrives everyone wants to be outside – students AND teachers. I really enjoy taking music class outside. Singing […]
We are LOVING the new St. Patrick’s Day unit on Musicplay Online. There are so many amazing lessons, projectable materials, worksheets, movies and games. This week to get you started we will share a teaching process for using the melodic composition lesson. There are two lessons available on Musicplay Online and many options are provided to […]
With less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day, the Musicplay Online team has been busy preparing some NEW activities available on the site. The great thing about these activities – they are so versatile. This week we will share with you some ways to integrate these activities with a variety of songs and how they can […]