relearning the music room

Making It Work: Relearning the Music Room

LeslieAnne Bird shares suggestions for refamiliarizing your students with making music together in your space.
Read More
summer reading 5

Making It Work: Summer Reading 2021

LeslieAnne Bird sets aside time to read three teaching-related books each summer to learn something new and improve as a music educator and human. This is her list for 2021.
Read More
Block Paper Rhythms

Lesson: Block, Paper, Rhythms

Kanisha Howard's lesson Block, Paper, Rhythms will work well for children who are learning in person, hybrid or online. This is a fun way to review songs and rhythms and explore composition.
Read More
Inspiration

Inspiration from Fellow Music Educators

We wanted to share some inspiration for the end of the most difficult year ever from your fellow music educators.
Read More
Incredibox

Lesson: Incredibox to the Rescue

LeslieAnne Bird shares her Incredibox lessons designed to encourage students to compose their own arrangements through manipulation of layered percussive and melodic ostinati.
Read More
Orff Levels UMSL

Making It Work: Summer Orff Levels

Opportunities to create joyful music, make life-long friends, and become better facilitators are available throughout the country. Learn what to expect from each Orff Levels course.
Read More
Bordun

Types of Borduns in Elementary General Music

One way to instantly bring more musical interest and musical independence to the elementary general music classroom is by adding a bordun. Victoria Boler defines what borduns are, looks at four different types, and provides guidelines for making your own musical decisions.
Read More
Take It Outside 2021

Making It Work: Take it Outside, 2021

Now that the weather is warmer for just about everyone in the US, it is a great time to take music class outside! LeslieAnne Bird shares updated ideas for outdoor music class in 2021.
Read More