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Recap: NJMEA PreK Music Webinar

| June 1, 2014 | Reply
Recap: NJMEA PreK Music Webinar

    On Friday, May 30, I held a first-ever NJMEA PreK Music Webinar. Last summer, NJMEA President Joe Jacobs asked me to join the board of NJMEA as the Early Childhood Music Chair. I was honored and thrilled to be asked. My first goal was to give more opportunities for professional development for early […]

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Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

| May 14, 2014 | Reply
Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

As I count down our final six performances before the last day of school, I am reminded of the question that Joe posted on the Music Teachers Facebook Group: “How are you going to both relax and keep music in focus over the coming summer?” This is an excellent question because relaxing should be a […]

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Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

| May 4, 2014 | Reply
Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

Recently, an alumni from our school who is now a successful young entrepreneur, stated to the students in grades three and up that one of the important skills that should be taught in schools is coding. A primary school teacher at our school received an email from a parent to let her know that his […]

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STEAM Lesson Part 1

| March 28, 2014 | Reply
STEAM Lesson Part 1

This trimester, the science teacher and I are working together to produce a STEAM unit in the music and science classes at the third grade level. To begin, STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM is born from STEM. STEM was introduced when our country was turning to innovation as a way […]

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Audacity in the Elementary Music Classroom

| March 27, 2014 | Reply
Audacity in the Elementary Music Classroom

Back in 2007, Dr. Joe Pisano wrote a great post on this site titled, “Best Music Freeware: Audacity Audio Editor.” Seven years later, Audacity is still around, still free and still an excellent program for elementary music educators. There are four ways that I use Audacity often and very effectively in my elementary music classroom: […]

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Goodbye Pete Seeger

| January 28, 2014 | Reply
Goodbye Pete Seeger

    I have many albums of Pete Seeger, but my favorites are the ones where other people are singing his songs, as Pete wrote his songs for others to sing.  Every time he sang a song in public, his was just one voice of hundreds singing along with his banjo or his guitar.  Pete […]

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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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