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A week ago, a great (and in-depth) discussion that centered around elementary classroom ideas on started in the Facebook Music Teachers Group. The discussion focused around how elementary music teachers were setting up their classrooms and the types of items and “crafty things” that they had and were using inside of them. It wasn’t long before “we” decided it would be a great idea to start a Pinterest board, curated by Elementary Music Teachers, that showed-off the “coolest of the cool” with regard to their classrooms and ideas for the items within them. This “new” board has already expanded to 50 “pins” posted on it with a dozen+ music teachers contributing to the board.
You can find the “Elementary Music Classroom Ideas” Pinterest Board directly here: http://mustech.net/go/epin
The following text is the description of the group: “This is a board containing pictures of and from Music Education Classrooms from around the world – Posted by Music & Arts Educators Around the world! | Pictures of Amazing Music Classrooms and Creative Things in Them! (not for lesson plan ideas, etc.)”
The following is a screen snapshot of the group (click/touch to enlarge):
If you are a music teacher and interested in sharing your “Elementary Music Classroom Ideas” by becoming a “pinner” in our Pinterest Group, please let us know on the Music Teacher’s Facebook Group or by contacting one of the “pinners” already pinning on this unique board. Please share this board with your music teacher friends and pre-service music teachers -it’s a great place to go to for great ideas for the elementary music classroom!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.