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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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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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Lesson: Diwali Dance

Manju Durairaj shares a history of Diwali along with a music and movement lesson to commemorate this festival of lights.

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Lesson: Go to Bed, Tom!

From their book, Percussive Play, Roger Sams and Michael Vasquez share this fun lesson that is sure to delight your students as they play with excuses and reasons for not going to bed!

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Lesson: Aliens and Cows and Questions – Oh My!

LeslieAnne Bird shares ways to add silly fun to your music classroom while experimenting with vocal improvisation and musical questions and answers.

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Lesson: Body Percussion

Ollie Tunmer has some fun ideas using body percussion that can be used for virtual or in person learning.

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Webinar Replay: Distance Learning in a District

Roger Sams and music educators from St. Louis, Missouri share their process of planning as a team for the possibility of distance learning.

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