An Invitation to Reflect

Crystal Pridmore invites you to participate in a journaling exercise to reflect on the past year in order to process and heal.
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Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock – An Exploration in Sound

Dr. Patrick Ware shows us how we can use Hickory Dickory Dock in new ways. The lesson can be used with all of our K and 1 students.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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