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How to Survive Distance Learning as a Music Teacher

I never thought that I would be teaching online. If you'd told me a year ago that this was happening, I would have thought you were completely crazy. Distance learning as a music teacher is tough-- but it's not impossible. In the Spring, I had a really, really hard time. I was beyond stressed out.… Continue reading How to Survive Distance Learning as a Music Teacher

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Virtual Music Lessons for Teaching Music Online

  This situation sucks. This is the guide to making teaching music online manageable and fun with this ebook full of lessons. Let's make online learning simple for you and fun for the students. You never thought you'd be teaching music online. It's not ideal, but it's necessary. This ebook has everything you need to… Continue reading Virtual Music Lessons for Teaching Music Online

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Im Herbst Fall Listening Lesson for Timbre

I have a really funky schedule for when I see my students-- I see them everyday (well, let's be honest, four days) for a week, and then I see a new set of students next week. A lot of interesting things have occurred because of that schedule-- Mondays are really tough, but behavior has improved,… Continue reading Im Herbst Fall Listening Lesson for Timbre

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Introducing Becca’s Music Room Etsy Shop: Resources for music teachers

For almost two years, I started to get frustrated. I would look online for lesson ideas, and I would find hardly anything. I would talk to other music teachers to find that they felt lost, alone, and confused. Now, I knew that I did not have all of the answers (or any answers really), but… Continue reading Introducing Becca’s Music Room Etsy Shop: Resources for music teachers

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Instruments of the Orchestra Four Corners

I don't quite remember when it hit me, but for a long time I have thought that I wanted to do the game 4 Corners with the instruments of the orchestra. I even put it in my lesson plans a few times and took it out. Why? Because I couldn't figure out how to make… Continue reading Instruments of the Orchestra Four Corners

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Easy Self Care Tips for Teachers

Let’s level here: October was difficult for me. I am not entirely sure what it was, but it just felt like a struggle every. Single. Day. That doesn’t mean that every day was bad, but it means I had to be super intentional about getting things done and having the right mindset. I had to… Continue reading Easy Self Care Tips for Teachers

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The Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Children’s Church

If you have been going to a church for more than a few months, then you are probably familiar with the phrase “voluntold”. As in, no one would volunteer and I missed the meeting, so I got voluntold to do whatever. If you were voluntold to teach the Children’s Church or Sunday School, don’t fear.… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Children’s Church