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How To Teach Elementary Music Without A Music Degree

Teaching music without qualifications or a clue?

Most music resources available for teachers are written by specialists, and designed for other specialists to use. But if you’re not a trained music teacher, these programs are intimidating and difficult to understand.

It IS possible to teach a quality music program – even without any formal training. All you need are resources that break down the concepts in a way that both you – and your students! – can easily follow.

How To Teach Music To Elementary Students:

Teacher’s Guide To The Ontario Music Curriculum

Teacher’s Guide To The Ontario Music Curriculum

Trying to teach the Ontario Music Curriculum without the right tools? The Ontario Music Curriculum is an ambitious document that sets a high standard for teaching music in Ontario. Unfortunately, this standard is out of reach when the vast majority of teachers do not...

Music Texture Lesson Plan Ideas

Looking for music texture lesson plan ideas? Music texture in the primary grades is all about training students' ears to hear the different layers of sound, and to start to develop skills like part singing. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started with your...

Elementary Music Sub Plans For Worry Free Absences

Elementary Music Sub Plans For Worry Free Absences

Looking for emergency elementary music sub plans for now... or in the future? The single most important strategy for music sub plans (especially when it is a true emergency) is to have a substitute teacher kit (or "sub tub") ready to go in advance. That way, you can...

Music Listening Activity Ideas for Elementary Classes

Music Listening Activity Ideas for Elementary Classes

Music listening activity ideas for your elementary lesson plans. Stretch out / music reflection - This is a great activity for the end of class, especially if you're like me and have SO MUCH FUN during music class that you have a reputation for getting the kids all...

Beat vs Rhythm Lesson Plan – Easy Ideas For Grade 1

Beat vs Rhythm Lesson Plan – Easy Ideas For Grade 1

Beat vs Rhythm Grade 1 Looking for help with a beat vs rhythm lesson plan? Beat and rhythm, although a grade 1 expectation, can be deceptively difficult - especially if you are not a music specialist. Understanding the difference between beat and rhythm is the first...

How to teach a song to your class

I have been in charge of Elementary Christmas concerts for a long time. One of the most important things that I do in preparing elementary classes for their concerts is teaching them the song they are going to sing. Occasionally, a few of the classes don't make it...