lesson plans
Music mapping

Magical Mapping

Vicky Suarez provides inspiration with her processes for creating and following magical music maps with her students.

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virtual keyboard

Learning AND Fun Using a Virtual Keyboard

Megan Stilla shares her process for incorporating a virtual keyboard into her lessons to continue her students’ love of playing instruments.

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body percussion

Lessons: Speech, Body Percussion & Untuned Percussion

Roger Sams and Michael Vasquez share two free lessons from their book Percussive Play: Building Rhythmic Skills Through Partwork, Poetry, and Movement.

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Dim Sum for Everyone

Lesson: Dim Sum for Everyone

To help your students welcome The Year of the Ox, Aimee Curtis Pfiztner has shared some wonderful lesson ideas inspired by her travels and based on the children’s book Dim Sum for Everyone.

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While We Can't Hug

Lesson Ideas: Kindness is Elemental

The board members of ACEMM are hoping to spread a little bit of love with lesson ideas inspired by the beautiful book, “While We Can’t Hug,” by Eoin McLaughlin.

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Lessons: Hand Drums and Rhythm Sticks

Roger Sams shares a collection of favorite music lessons using easily sanitized instruments that are perfect for teaching in person or remotely.

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masked musician

Lesson: The Masked Musician Project

Kris developed this project with her band class based on the show “The Masked Singer.” This has wonderful possibilities for upper elementary and can be used with a wide variety of songs or projects you may already be working on.

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You Matter

Lesson: You Matter

In this time of uncertainty, our students may feel a bit lost in the shuffle of adults who are preoccupied with many concerns and worries. Matthew Stensrud created this touching lesson to remind each and every child that they are important.

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