lesson plans

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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distance learning in a distrcit

Free 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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Orff Online

Free Webinar Replay: Orff in an Online Format

Charissa Duncanson and BethAnn Hepburn share ideas to keep students actively creating music in an online format using Orff Schulwerk teaching process.

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Elemental ‘Ukulele Lesson: Lavender’s Blue

Free preview lesson from Elemental ‘Ukulele by Roger Sams and Lorelei Batislaong

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Henry the Hungry Hound

Lesson: Henry the Hungry Hound

Inspired by her children’s book Henry the Hungry Hound, Theresa Cocci shares a lesson plan designed to pair the message of kindness with the creation of an interactive musical experience.

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coppernickel goes mondrian

Lesson: Coppernickel Goes Mondrian

Aimee Curtis Pfitzner shares a colorful lesson plan from her book, Painted Music, which uses children’s literature to explore connections between art and music.

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straighten up and fly right

Lesson: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Jennie Rozsa shares this fun movement activity designed to expose your young students to more jazz using a popular song by the Nat King Cole Trio.

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Haru Ga Kita

Lesson Plan: Haru Ga Kita

Janice Boychuk shares a lesson from her childhood, Haru Ga Kita (Spring Has Come), which is a Japanese shôka (“school song” used to introduce Western music).

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