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Teacher’s Guide to the Grade 1 Music Curriculum

Music Lessons for Grade 1 The grade 1 music curriculum is all about setting up a strong foundation in basic concepts. Duration (Rhythm) in Grade 1 Beat vs RhythmFast & slow tempo2/4 and 4/4 metresquarter note, eighth note, quarter restrhythmic ostinato Melody /...
Easy Instruments of the Orchestra Lesson Plans

Easy Instruments of the Orchestra Lesson Plans

Elementary students love learning about different instruments! Whether you’re teaching in person, hybrid, or online, here are some great resources for teaching timbre and the instruments families of the orchestra. If you’re planning a teaching unit on the...

Teaching Music Online – Tips & Ideas

Although any subject is difficult to teach online, teaching music online has to be one of the most difficult. When so many of the curriculum expectations require not only interaction but also performance, having students on the other side of a screen can seem like an...
Tips for Teaching Step Skip Leap Repeat

Tips for Teaching Step Skip Leap Repeat

Teaching intervals such as step, skip leap and repeat is an essential step in helping students to learn to read music fluently. When students are able to recognize steps skips and leaps in musical notation, it is much easier for them to predict what the music will...