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10 Helpful Apps for Elementary Music Educators

| December 17, 2013 | Reply
10 Helpful Apps for Elementary Music Educators

In the past two years, I have presented sessions and written a variety of articles on apps for the elementary music classroom. As I continue this “Top 10″ series of blog posts, I felt that I had to write about 10 helpful apps for elementary music educators. I would not go so far as to […]

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10 Items to Possibly Include in Elementary Music Progress Reports

| November 21, 2013 | Reply
10 Items to Possibly Include in Elementary Music Progress Reports

Day three of a “top ten” series of blog posts for this week. It is that time of year when progress reports for the fall might be due. When an elementary music educator has to write a progress report and fill out a check list for each student in grades Kindergarten and up, you realize […]

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Top Ten Items That Go Into Planning an Elementary General Music Holiday Concert

| November 19, 2013 | Reply
Top Ten Items That Go Into Planning an Elementary General Music Holiday Concert

It is that time of year again when some of us are preparing our students for their annual Holiday Concert during their elementary general music classes. The planning for this concert begins in September and proceeds from there with the selection of music, the planning of how to teach the music in a short amount […]

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Working with Multiple iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom

| November 13, 2013 | Reply
Working with Multiple iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom

Recently, I blogged about using the bookcreator app with my third graders so that they could create recorder books for next year’s third graders. The project went very well with the students taking photos of their music, creating sound bites of their songs and inserting them into the book, creating video excerpts of their performances, […]

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Some Elementary Halloween/Fall Musical Activities

| October 31, 2013 | Reply
Some Elementary Halloween/Fall Musical Activities

In where I teach in NJ, we have not celebrated Halloween since 2010 due to Mother Nature. Two years ago, an unexpected snowstorm came through NJ and knocked out power for a few days. Last year, Hurricane Sandy plowed through NJ and the power remained out for almost two weeks. Our Halloween Parades were cancelled, […]

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When PreK Music is Added to the Schedule

| October 14, 2013 | Reply
When PreK Music is Added to the Schedule

Recently, I was appointed to the NJMEA Board of Directors as the Early Childhood Music Chair. I am very honored to be apart of the NJ Board of Directors, especially representing early childhood music, a passion close to my heart. When I was fourteen, I used to volunteer in my church’s PreK Sunday School classroom […]

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School Community Sing-Along

| September 27, 2013 | 1 Reply
School Community Sing-Along

A couple of weeks ago, our school had our first assembly. Each 7-day cycle, our school holds an all-school assembly where we gather as a community to watch a variety of performances/speakers/etc. I like to run the first assembly and make it an all-school sing-along. Since the students in grades 6-8 are away on adventure […]

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