3-5, Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons, Listening lessons

The Best Halloween Listening Lessons for Elementary Music

Why, hello there October! October is a fun time in the music room, because this is when things get spooky. Even though I don’t typically do “Halloween” lessons, this time of year, I tend to pull out some pieces in minor keys, and just more spooky ones. Here are some of my favorite Halloween listening… Continue reading The Best Halloween Listening Lessons for Elementary Music

3-5, Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons, Listening lessons

Teaching In the Hall of the Mountain King in Elementary Music

It’s spooky season, and that means….. In the Hall of the Mountain King! This is one of my favorite listening selections of the year, and I use it in almost every grade level in my elementary music classroom.  In this blog post, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to teach In the Hall of… Continue reading Teaching In the Hall of the Mountain King in Elementary Music

Elementary Music, K-2, Lessons, Listening lessons

Teaching Quarter Rest with Beethoven’s 7th Symphony

If you’re looking to spice up your quarter rest lessons, then add some listening lessons! We tend to focus on singing when it comes to teaching new concepts, but there are also classical pieces that include elements that we teach in elementary music. This lesson, quarter rest with Beethoven, includes movement, instruments, and introducing quarter… Continue reading Teaching Quarter Rest with Beethoven’s 7th Symphony