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.
Opera lesson plans for elementary music: Have you introduced opera to your elementary students? A lot of music teachers are afraid to try to include opera in their lesson plans because they assume that elementary students won’t like it. If you aren’t a music specialist, you may not know much about opera yourself. But teaching […]
An orchestra conducting lesson is an excellent addition to your elementary music plans. Music teachers can use conducting to: introduce OR review musical concepts, especially beat & time signature, dynamics, and other “expressive controls” make connections to dance curriculum and how gestures reflect specific elements in the music address relevant music curriculum without the need […]
If you are teaching grade 1 music and don’t know where to start, the concept of high and low in music is an excellent choice. An essential but often overlooked fundamental music concept in the Ontario Curriculum for grade 1 is Pitch: high and low sounds. Although I have been teaching music for 15 years, […]