Join Denise Gagne this week as she presents new Rhythm Band Arrangements and some November Week 1 Lessons!
Are you doing assessments for your end of the year report cards? One of the areas that I want to assess is how well children perform music in choirs, Orff ensemble, on unpitched instruments, recorder, ukulele or guitar. Types of Voices: Speaking, Singing, Whisper, Shouting, “Thinking” In most music curriculums, children in K-1-2 are expected to be […]
As we approach the end of the school year for some of our American friends, I wanted to share some easy and quick ways to assess the students’ ability to read and write rhythms. 1. Flashcard Attendance ~ Rhythm Reading Assessment In the Musicplay teacher’s guides I sometimes suggest starting your class with flashcard […]
LINK TO New Online Resources! Musicplayonline will be free for the rest of this year and very affordable when we go to a subscription model. Try it now! If you have any trouble registering, be sure to let me know so we can get signed up. firstname.lastname@example.org Link to site: www.MusicplayOnline.com Artie and Denise – Shakin’ […]
When you have an activity using non-pitched percussion or rhythm instruments, it can get noisy and out of control if your children don’t know or don’t follow your procedures. When giving out instruments, I explain to the class that I’m going to put the instrument on the floor in front of them and they are […]
I got an email from a teacher who is going to Cambodia to work with children. I’m going to be teaching a workshop in Cambodia in a couple weeks for Friends International. They have about 5 foreigners who head up cultural activities and care for the children that they support. They have asked me to […]