You'll find numerous uses for this handy teaching aid! Two staves are printed on one side for teaching musical notation; the other side is blank and may be used for drawing rhythms, musical symbols, terminology and just plain fun! Each pack includes ten boards. MORE»
Designed to coincide with early teaching of rhythms, RHYTHM BINGO LEVEL I is an enjoyable, motivational game that promotes an active learning environment involving every child. The game is really like two games in one, as there are two levels to every card. Level A reinforces the learning of simple rhythm patterns in 4/4 including quarter notes/rests and eighth notes. Level B features more advanced rhythms with half, dotted half and whole notes/rests. As a follow-up game, see RHYTHM BINGO LEVEL II (#44218026). For Grades 2-8. MORE»
The 2nd edition of this popular activity book features new songs, new games, new puzzles and other music activities. It includes dozens of well-loved classics and popular songs, including: Almost There • The Bare Necessities • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • How Far I'll Go • I See the Light • Lava • Let It Go • You've Got a Friend in Me • and more. This book can be used by beginning keyboard players, guitarists, vocalists, and other C instrument players. MORE»
Instrument Bingo is designed to improve your students' aural perceptions of the tone color and characteristic sounds produced by many familiar musical instruments. Includes 30 player cards, caller cards, two CDs with professional recordings (with six different sequences of sound samples of each level) and helpful instructions for using the game. For all ages. MORE»
Need a fresh approach to teaching dynamics, facial expression, phrasing, and musicality? Use a gadget!
Unleash your creative beast with clever everyday “gadgets” redesigned for use in the choral classroom by music educator and choral conductor Christy Elsner. These inexpensive learning tools provide endless inventive ideas for introducing and reinforcing all elements of vocal pedagogy including breath, resonant tone, vowel formation, tongue placement, and diction. They also promote kinesthetic awareness and physical memory, empowering the individual singers and the entire class as a whole to be great singers. MORE»
67 No Prep, No Prop Activities! Students today need to feel they belong and to know they are an important and crucial part of the team. Long-time educator and author of IceBreakers and IceBreakers 2, Valerie Lippoldt Mack brings her brilliance in teaching, recruiting and inspiration with IceBreakers 3, clearing the way for learning by instantly bringing about conversation and making personal connections. These specific IceBreaker activities encourage the building of relationships as well as accepting and understanding differences. We all recognize that teachers seem to have less time and reduced budgets for planning and creating. IceBreakers 3 introduces simple as well as high-tech games with a purpose and minimal preparation. Use the games at the beginning of your classes and rehearsals, during rehearsal as a learning break, or perhaps at the end – while reinforcing current teaching goals. The games immediately involve the ensemble by shifting the focus from the teacher to the student from Day One. Your classes and rehearsals will never be the same! Life lessons are taught on a daily basis. Let IceBreakers 3 help you change hearts and lives forever! Sections include: Meet and Greet, Races and Relays, Listen and Learn, Celebrating Diversity, Problem Solving, Support and Appreciate, Additional Tech Support. Suggested for grades 6-12. MORE»
Music Symbol Bingo is an enjoyable, motivational game which your students can play to reinforce recognition and identification of 24 of the most common music symbols and terms used in the elementary music class. Based on the traditional “Bingo” game, it promotes an active learning environment and involves all of your students! Music Symbol Bingo is age-appropriate for both lower and upper elementary music students with two levels of play. For younger players, Side A of each card features 24 symbols with their corresponding musical term. Side B introduces more advanced terminology for older students. Comes complete with 30 reversible Player Cards with Level A (beginning) on one side, and Level B (intermediate) on the other side, and 1 sheet of 24, reversible cut-out Caller Cards. For Grades 3-8. MORE»
Like the Hal Leonard Rhythm Flashcard Kit, this innovative kit by master teacher Cheryl Lavender extends the learning into melody patterns and likewise provides motivation, stimulation, and practice for your students in a fun whole-class or cooperative learning situation. The melodic patterns are sequenced by difficulty (S-M and S-M-L, the pentatonic scale and the diatonic scale) and each of the 48 cards features a common melodic pattern. But the greatest benefit of this fun and practical approach to learning is that both sides of the cards are laminated for durability and for use with wipe-away dry erase markers. Side 2 of each card features a blank staff, so that you can create your own melodic patterns for students to read, or for the students to use in learning to write notes and intervals, melodic dictation, and even their own songs.
This classroom-tested kit comes complete with a wealth of ideas in the easy-to-use instruction booklet all enclosed in the handy cover wrap. Whether you use the ideas suggested or let it be a springboard to your own creativity, you may never have to cut up poster board again!
For Grades 3-8. MORE»
First We Sing! Kodály-Inspired Teaching and its companion volumes and materials offer guidance and direction for teachers who are new to the Kodály approach. Experienced teachers will find fresh ideas to supplement their materials, along with another perspective on Kodály's philosophy and its implications for teaching today. Finally, the books and teaching materials include a sample Kodály-inspired curriculum guide, which can be adapted for a variety of school settings. Teaching Strategies for elements taught in the intermediate grades (3-5) are printed on 3-hole punched loose-leaf paper so teachers can easily customize the teaching sequence in order to make the most of each lesson. Each teaching strategy contains a list of requisite readiness elements and skills (what the students need to know and be able to do) before learning the new element. It includes a list of activities to prepare for the new element, a scripted, step-by-step procedure for presenting it, and ways to practice using the new element in each skill area. MORE»
As a follow-up to Rhythm Bingo - Level I, LEVEL II challenges your music students with more advanced levels of play to increase their fluency in reading rhythm patterns. Based on the traditional “Bingo” game, RHYTHM BINGO - LEVEL II promotes an active learning environment and involves all of your students! With two levels of play, the game reinforces more advanced rhythms in 4/4, including dotted rhythms, rests, simple sixteenth notes, and triplet patterns, as well as rhythms in 6/8.
Available: Rhythm Bingo-Level I and Rhythm Bingo-Level II. For Grades 2-8. MORE»
This learning game is a collection of enjoyable, whole-group activities which helps your students reinforce the identification of notes on the staff in a wide variety of learning responses. It comes complete with 1 instruction guide, 30 laminated, reversible Player cards (Bingo side & blank staff side), 1 Grand Staff Poster, 1 reproducible Grand Staff Mini-Poster, 1 page of 24 cut-out Caller Cards.
For Grades 3-8. MORE»
The backbone of any piece of music is the rhythmic foundation. One of the biggest challenges for singers is being able to see and immediately reproduce a correct rhythm, especially if the singer does not also play an instrument. Developing that internal beat is crucial. Lynn Brinkmeyer brings her musical expertise in her new book, Rhythm Rescue, with the intention to expand the rhythmic vocabulary of singers. Students of all ages are more successful if they use a physical gesture during the learning process. Singers do not have a lever, a bow, strings or buttons to push like instrumentalists do. Physiology helps solidify those rhythms in the body and Lynn has created fun and exciting rhythm exercises to teach and reinforce rhythm learning in the classroom and rehearsal. This book has two sections: Isolated Rhythm Activities and Rhythms and Pitches. Many of the songs include traditional folk songs which is an added bonus. All the strategies are intended to support the required curriculum and state and national music standards. Most of the activities are interchangeable with the different songs in the book and can also be transferred to barred instruments, non-pitched percussion instruments and performance literature. Activities include: Passing Rhythms 'Round the Circle, Partners in Common Time, Pulsing Notes, Rhythm Drills, Duple or Triple? Rhythm Treasure Hunt, Change It Up! Rhythms Rearranged, Secret Word Secret Rhythm, London Bridge Mix-Up and more! Take this powerhouse book of ideas, build upon them, modify and adapt to whatever is needed to get your students successfully reading and creating rhythms! Suggested for grades 4-12. MORE»
Let your imagination take over with this handy new tool for the music classroom! Consisting of 48 cards (8-1/2“x11”) with a music staff on one side and blank on the other, these cards can be customized to your own particular classroom needs. Best of all, they are laminated on both sides for durability so they can be used again and again with wipe-away dry erase markers. You'll find dozens of uses for this helpful music resource, from rhythm and melody reading and dictation to musical terms, musical form, and more! For all ages. MORE»
John Jacobson, one of America's best-loved musical personalities, is known for sharing his passion, humor and insights with students and teachers, helping them to revitalize and re-energize. Now, he has created a collection of 366 short essays – one for each day of the year, including Leap Year – to help educators rediscover the fervor and creativity that brought them into teaching in the first place, and inspire the artist that stirs within! Through the readings in this beautifully designed daily companion, a teacher will reawaken the mind, spirit and body to the connection between one's personal art and the art of teaching, tapping the restorative power of creativity in nourishing the soul. MORE»
The ideal way for any young musician to keep track of their progress! This handy volume includes: 36 weekly diaries • additional holiday records • helpful music theory section • hints and tips for practice times • manuscript paper • musical quizzes and games • jokes and trivia • and much more. MORE»