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Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. This all-digital program, developed by Pearson in partnership with Alfred Music Publishing, will include lessons, resources, downloadable assets, and interactive musical activities to enhance any music educators' PK-8 general music classroom. In addition, she is the Past-President of Technology for Music Education TI:ME . You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com

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Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Preparing for an Elementary General Music Concert

| December 9, 2014 | Reply
Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Preparing for an Elementary General Music Concert

It is the time of year where many of us elementary general music educators are preparing for some type of holiday or winter concert. I wanted to share the top ten things I have learned when preparing for an elementary general music concert: Check with the nurse during the concert week to see which students […]

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Cross Curriculum Connection: 1st Grade Music and Science

| November 20, 2014 | Reply
Cross Curriculum Connection: 1st Grade Music and Science

One of my goals for this school year was to make more cross-curricular connections with other subjects along with keeping the music curriculum intact. One of my first endeavors was making this connection with first grade science. The first grade science teacher is one of those inspiring teachers who brings in guest scientists and makes […]

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NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

| October 31, 2014 | Reply
NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

This week, most of my friends who are music educators attended the NAfME conference in Nashville, titled The Learning, The Performing: The Inspiring. From the tweets, it looked like it was a successful conference. Next year, NAfME’s conference is titled Empower Creativity with emphases on STEAM and 21st Century Learning Skills. This is very coincidental as […]

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Halloween Activities for the Music Classroom

| October 12, 2014 | Reply
Halloween Activities for the Music Classroom

If you are able to celebrate Halloween activities in your music classroom, here are some great free resources to check out (some are Fall-themed): “The 13 scariest pieces of classical music for Halloween” – by Melissa Lesnie from Limelight, Australia’s classical music and arts magazine. This article names 13 classical pieces that music educators could use in […]

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MTEC Conference: Day Two

| October 4, 2014 | Reply
MTEC Conference: Day Two

Day two of the MTEC conference began with my keynote address titled, “How Technology is Transforming the Way We Teach Music in the Elementary Classroom.” Though this keynote had an elementary focus, it addressed all of the music educators in the audience because it showed how technology could be used as an effective tool in […]

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MTEC 2014 Day 1

| October 3, 2014 | Reply
MTEC 2014 Day 1

MTEC 2014 is off to a wonderful start. Today’s keynote address was given by Andrew Douch, an award-winning Australian science teacher who is now a full-time education consultant and keynote speaker. Andrew’s keynote address titled “What Teachers Can Learn from the Music Industry,” reminded us all in the auditorium that we need to evaluate how […]

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Heading to the Melbourne Zoo!

| October 2, 2014 | Reply
Heading to the Melbourne Zoo!

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