F Willis Music

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F Willis Music
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Combining new school trends with an old school technique to create fun music education resources for teachers and students.
 
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By F Willis Music
Do your students love a good line dance? I'm talking about like Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, or even Whip and Nae Nae.... If so, then they are going to love the Rhythm Stick Line Dance. This song combines dance, rhythm sticks, solfege, Hip-Hop
Subjects:
Dance, Arts, Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$6.00
26
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By F Willis Music
Dance for 3rd-8th grades, elementary music class. The first month of school went by in a breeze! I thought it would be really cool to dance our way into September with some Earth, Wind & Fire! I’ve heard this song for years as a kid, but never
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Video Files, Activities
$8.00
30
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By F Willis Music
Teach your students a fun rhythm stick routine to play with the great song, Respect, by Aretha Franklin. Then explore her life and her impact on music as a part of Black History Month or at any time during the year. #FWillis #queenofsoul
Subjects:
Black History Month, Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
26
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By F Willis Music
Song 1:"Respect" Rhythm Stick Activity Teach your students a fun rhythm stick routine to play with the great song, Respect, by Aretha Franklin. Then explore her life and her impact on music as a part of Black History Month or at any time during the
Subjects:
Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
$18.00
$16.20
11
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By F Willis Music
This rhythm stick routine teaches students about the rondo form through movement. The original hip hop track has three unique sections that will be sure to engage students in active music making and listening. Build rhythm, team building and fine
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$6.00
17
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By F Willis Music
The book, I Promise by LeBron James is an anthem of affirmation for young people. To keep students engaged throughout the reading of the book F. Willis Music composed this original melody, Orff Score, and Hip Hop backing track.The possibilities for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
5
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By F Willis Music
For Elementary and Middle School General Music classes. The ultimate back-to-school music lesson plan using an original re-mix of Drake's 2018 summer anthem "KiKi, do you love me?" but with a musical twist! "Music, you know I love you!"You and your
Subjects:
Back to School, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
18
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By F Willis Music
Another great rhythm stick routine for the elementary music class! Use the motivational and upbeat song by Beyoncé to get students excited about your music class. This routine is designed to be used with her song, "Find Your Way Back," from her
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
20
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By F Willis Music
Original song and Orff Orchestration to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Standards-based lesson plan. Encourage your students to think about the legacy of Martin Luther King as they share their dreams. Guide discussions and create a performance
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Songs
$8.00
1
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By F Willis Music
This is a fun activity to teach your students about Hip Hop. The activity includes an Original Song, Accompaniment Track, Word Search, ELA worksheet and a lesson overview. Great materials and activity based on the book, The Story of Rap. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.00
5
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By F Willis Music
Re-Mix No. 2 for 3rd-6th graders in music class. Learn about Camila Cabello's fun hip hop song, Havana, while also learning about Cuban culture, instruments, Teach your students a fun Orff accompaniment to play for this re-mix. Items include:Lesson
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (87.00 MB)
By F Willis Music
Rhythm stick activity using "Old Town Road," the number 1 song on the hot 100 Billboard charts for weeks in the Summer of 2019. I created this activity for my 3rd and 4th grade students because they would not stop singing this song the last few
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.00
7
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By F Willis Music
This activity was created for 3rd-6th grade general music classes. There are multiple ways to perform this fun piece. Feel free to — Make It your OWN! The possibilities are endless on what can be done by adding movement and other instruments. See
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.00
1
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By F Willis Music
Use this standards-based activity to explore African drumming and dance in your classroom. Great activity for Black History Month to encourage respect, cooperation, and unity.Ask yourself—Can the study of African music open up an understanding of
Subjects:
Dance, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Activities
$8.00
1
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By F Willis Music
End of the year activity for 3rd-5th graders. Use the standards-based lesson plans to teach form, rhythm, beat, and playing instruments while also having fun with a fun popular song. Make those connections with your students! Use what they are
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.00
1
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By F Willis Music
Black History Month dance and activity for elementary and middle students. Engage students with this new dance activity while highlighting the cultural importance of education.In the world of Wakanda, everyone greets each other with a salute and
Subjects:
Dance, Black History Month, Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$15.00
Digital Download ZIP (24.14 MB)
By F Willis Music
Use a popular song to engage your recorder students—"Lottery," by K Camp. This standards-based lesson plan reinforces B-A-G while your students have fun with a song and dance they already know!Great warmup and loads of fun! Includes score, video,
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
3
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By F Willis Music
Black History Month coloring book for Elementary and Middle School students.Celebrate the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman with this new coloring book. Teach your students about the iconic African American figures he portrayed in his movies. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Handouts, Printables
$6.00
1
Digital Download PDF (4.92 MB)
By F Willis Music
On January 26, 2020 the world lost Kobe Bryant in an unimaginable tragedy. The death of this NBA Icon shocked fans all around the world. Kobe was loved by all for his spirit of excellence and his determination to win both on and off the court. This
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (58.05 MB)
By F Willis Music
Every year, new students enter our classrooms from all walks of life. The one commonality with all of them is a NAME. As an elementary music teacher, learning all of our students' names can be a daunting task and we sometimes forget that the
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Printables
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6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten years of teaching experience. Five years teaching middle school choral music and five years teaching elementary music.

MY TEACHING STYLE

He involves students in exploring a wealth of music from a variety of cultures and historical periods by singing, moving, and playing instruments. Willis believes that the study of music is a unique creative experience that provides opportunities to reinforce skills and concepts of other disciplines, while developing lifelong learning skills. He is passionate that the cultivation of musicianship begins at a young age and that every child has musical potential.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Metro Nashville Public Schools Blue Ribbon Teacher Madison Middle School Teacher of the Year (2015-2016) Tennessee Music Educators Association 1st General Music Teacher Spotlight Two time recipient of the Country Music Association Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Award (2016, 2018) Mayor's Teacher Cabinet Member (2017-2018 School Year)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Memphis: Bachelor of Music Education Belmont University: Masters of Education in Nonprofit Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For a decade Willis has educated, mentored, and developed students through the power of music. He currently serves as the music specialist at Andrew Jackson Elementary School (Metro Nashville Public Schools). His choirs have received superior ratings at state and national vocal competitions. Also his students have been featured on the ABC News Special: Teachers Rock alongside country music recording star Carrie Underwood. Mr. Willis has presented music education workshops at state, national, and international conferences. His specialty is embedding musical instruction that will empower and engage all children to achieve at their best.

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