Monthly Archives: April 2016

Music Educators Toolbox | Carnegie Hall

Music Educators Toolbox

This set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school.

The Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and Meter, Form and Design, Expressive Qualities, Pitch, and Performing.

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My Song File

Resource I recently found

Welcome to My Song File Browse through over 1149 songs, worksheets, games and strategies for free!* Search by many musical elements including rhythm, pitch, form, theme, game type and more to find exactly the right music resource for your teaching purpose. Our strategies contain many examples of how to apply songs, worksheets and games in a cohesive approach to teaching. Build your personal songfile online, accessible anywhere you have internet.

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Explore Rhythm and Meter With the Chrome Music Lab – Teaching With Orff

Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music shares her music tech lesson plan, which guides students to compose and play rhythms in different meters with Chrome Music Lab. In March, Google launched the free Chrome Music Lab Experiments site to celebrate Music In Our Schools month and to allow users to explore the way in which music works…. Read more »

Source: Explore Rhythm and Meter With the Chrome Music Lab – Teaching With Orff

Movement Lesson: Building Empathy – Teaching With Orff

In this movement and music lesson from Manju Durairaj, Building Empathy Through Diverse Children’s Literature, educators utilize children’s books to guide their students through exercises designed to increase empathy, challenge stereotypes, and encourage friendships. “Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins.  And it’s up to you… Read more »

Source: Movement Lesson: Building Empathy – Teaching With Orff

Recorder Lesson: Que Llueva – Teaching With Orff

In this excerpt from Journey Around the Globe with Recorder!*, Darla Meek shares her lesson for soprano recorder, Que Llueva. This lesson includes a game, an Orff arrangement, and a contrasting section composed by the students. *Copyright © 2016 by Sweet Pipes. Used with permission. Journey Around the Globe With Recorder! is a series of 24 lessons for… Read more »

Source: Recorder Lesson: Que Llueva – Teaching With Orff