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The Best Folk Songs for Hanukkah Elementary Music Lessons

When it comes to December in the music room, it’s important to come up with holiday music lessons for all of your students, and to showcase different groups of people. One of the ways that you can do that is with songs for Hanukkah!  Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday at the end of November or… Continue reading The Best Folk Songs for Hanukkah Elementary Music Lessons

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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 elementary music online manageable and fun with this book full of lesson ideas.           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.… 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