Elementary Music Curriculum for Music Specialists and Classroom Teachers
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The Fourth Annual Artie & Denise Summer Symposium
July 22 - 24, 2013
Join Artie Almeida and Denise Gagne in Orlando for three days of sensational elementary music clinics! Network with colleagues from across the United States and Canada, and start the new school year with a multitude of great lesson ideas!
Early Bird Registration – $200
Before June 1, 2013
Regular Registration – $215
June 2–July 15, 2013
For More Information
Date: April 30th, 2013 9:30 – 3:00
Location: Jubilee United Church
40 Underhill Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3A 2J5
Pizza Lunch Included!
Workshop only $85 (no materials) or Workshop + materials $185 (includes 1 grade of Musicplay teacher’s guide or Digital Resources, OR $100 materials credit). Materials can be chosen at the workshop from any Themes & Variations publication.
In this workshop, Denise will take teachers through strategies to get children singing, reading rhythm and creating with rhythm. You will:
- sing, learn vocal warmups for kids and for teacher, play singing games, move, and learn to read rhythms - even if you’re not a music specialist!
- learn to compose using manipulatives and create and perform rhythm compositions using body percussion, found sounds, rhythm instruments and Boomwhackers
- create accompaniments to to poems and songs
- connect music and literacy
- play rhythm games, compose and do assessments on the computer
- learn assessment strategies for assessing skills, concepts and creations, and view rubrics, checklists and other assessment tools
- respond to music and reinforce your reading skills using movement and rhythm
- have a fun and interactive day - receive a great handout with all activities outlined
Recorder Trios is a new collection of 20 trios for soprano, alto and tenor recorders. As with our other recorder collections, we've included both alto and transposed alto parts. The trios range from easy to medium difficulty. You can use these with your second year recorder classes, with recorder clubs or for enrichment for your gifted students. Recorder Trios is free with the purchase of 20 recorder packages or over.
Read More About Recorder Trios
Can Do Music is a complete program which teaches TEACHERS and students how to do music. This is a comprehensive program with everything that the classroom teacher needs for teaching music in one package!
Read More About Can Do Grade 2
The History of Jazz includes 15 lessons on the major points of jazz history and some of the greatest jazz legends. It includes Digital Resources with PowerPoints and QuickTime movies that present the information to the students. Students can complete reproducible pages on the lesson content and the guided listening as assessments or as notes.
Read More About History of Jazz
A collection of eight songs in blues forms ranging in style from the Swing era to Heavy Metal Rock. The songs work with recorder or with barred Orff instruments. Songs 1-2 use BAG, 3-4 add E, 5-7 add C', and 8 adds Bb. Eacg song contains an improvisation section!
Read More About Blues Cats Recorder
Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed For Kids DVDs
This exercise DVD is a fun and easy way to provide daily physical activities in your classroom. It's the perfect indoor recess activity for Grade 1-6 classes! Play the DVD on a DVD/TV or project via computer to a Smartboard. Nancy leads a group of students in a fun, safe, efficient and effective 30 minute fitness program.
More information about Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed DVDs
We have a list of schools that have received grants so far - applications are still open!
Musicplay Grant Application
Musicplay Award Winners PDF