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Holiday Concert Ideas

This is my Wednesday Webinar video (no chat) for Nov. 18th, 2020. In today’s video, Denise shares many holiday ideas for concerts without singing: 6 holiday bucket drum pieces that include demos; 6 new Christmas Boomwhacker pieces with practice and performance tempos; Jingle Bells Cup Game, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas Hand Clap […]

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Virtual Holiday Concert Ideas – with no singing and November Week 3 lessons

This weeks Wednesday Webinar is just a video – not a webinar. Same great info and ideas! Questions? post in the comments!

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Peter and the Wolf – Online Music Lesson for PreK-Gr. 2

Peter and the Wolf is work created by Prokofiev that is beloved by children all over the world. Each of the characters in the story is represented by a different instrument. It’s an excellent way to introduce young children to the instruments of the orchestra. At www.Musicplayonline.com we’ve created a Unit with 4 lessons to […]

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E-Learning Music Lessons with Musicplayonline

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 […]

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Dance Unit

The newest unit at www.Musicplayonline.com is a dance unit.  (Resources are also available as print/disk or download!)   Start by logging into your MusicplayOnline account and head over to the Units section. When you click on the button you’ll see Festivals & Holidays is the default unit.  At the top of the page you’ll see […]

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Name Games and Activities to start the school year

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, […]

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Teaching Tip – Monthly Outlines and Weekly Lessons

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 […]

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Summer Reading for Music Teachers

iBooks List We have been creating iBooks versions of some of our favorite books.  You can project iBooks for your students from your iPad.  If students love the So-mi storybooks, they can get them at home.  The following is a list of the iBooks from Themes that are available.   Action Songs Children Love 1 […]

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Review, Request and Song Logs

Review and Request The last week of school, I really enjoy doing review and request. I ask the students to brainstorm a list of their favorite songs, singing games and activities from the school year.   If they forget what songs they’ve done, scroll through the song list at Musicplayonline.com to help them remember — or […]

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Campfire Songs

Lots of your students will spend some time in the summer camping.As the weather warms up and you’re thinking about summer, campfire songs make a nice unit.  In my view, campfire songs are songs that are familiar, that you may have sung at summer camp, and that are easy for all ages to sing along with.  […]