Jim Gaven

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United States - New Jersey - Hamilton
Jim Gaven
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By Jim Gaven
This is an original song about the hang drum for your listening pleasure. It's a great instrument, perfect for confidence building and having fun right away with it!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.36 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is an original song about taking care of plants once you make the decision to grow them where you live. Enjoy and Grow Flowers Grow!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.27 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Original song about the idea of 'all good things coming in 3's'. Written and performed on the ukulele, this fun and lighthearted take on the number 3 is great for the beginner speaker and musician.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.00 MB)
By Jim Gaven
The idea of this activity is to give students the responsibility of making their own choice as to what key of music they’d like to listen to by selecting a corresponding color. This is taking the Major Musical Note Color Coded Program (A-G major
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Songs, Mnemonics
$75.00
Digital Download ZIP (23.90 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a song about common phrases people use broken down by topic in 5 verses with a catchy chorus. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.41 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a fun take on the questions of 'who, what, when, where, why, and how' as it pertains to life events/activities as well as reading comprehension for stories.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.80 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a fun song naming many words that start with all the vowels in the English Language (A-E-I-O-U and sometimes Y), with a catchy chorus to boot! Enjoy this tune to help learn your vowels.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Study Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.38 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Uka Ukulele’ is a song used to describe the instrument as well as give a little background on the instrument. It is played on the ukulele and helps children learn how to spell the words 'Hawaii' and 'Ukulele' as well. The zipped file includes a
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Anatomy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$2.99
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Digital Download ZIP (1.43 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a book designed to teach children about the importance of treating everyone with respect and being kind. It focuses on a boy with cerebral palsy, and how one of his friends deals with people making fun/dismissing him. In addition to this
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Songs
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (17.09 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a music curriculum for someone being homeschooled as it is more of a laid-back format to appreciate, learn from, and apply basic music concepts (once you've purchased Musical BINGO, AKA, MUSIC and the headphone listening program, Acoustify
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Mini-Course
$50.00
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a fun song about Halloween for all to enjoy!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.48 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a song written specifically for educational music program, Jammin' in Mr. Jim's Studio, as a welcome to the show song. Feel free to jam and sing along using a ukulele or other fun musical instrument!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.26 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a set of 6 songs (5 with a color associated with the tier of social skills, and 1 with all 5 colors combined into one) which lead us through the 6 Levels of Social Skills. Lyric and chord sheets along with the mp3's of all 6 songs are
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Anatomy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$7.99
1
Digital Download ZIP (7.00 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is an original song about listening, thinking, and caring about one another. A fun play on words, this tune is catchy and uses a ukulele. Enjoy! *Music and Lyrics by Jim Gaven, copyright 2020.*
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.00 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a fun and educational song listing fruits and vegetables using almost every letter of the alphabet. Have fun with this one with your ukulele and singing voice. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.14 MB)
By Jim Gaven
The idea of this activity is to give students the responsibility of making their own choice as to what key of music they’d like to listen to by selecting a corresponding song in that key. This is taking the Major Musical Note Color Coded Program and
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$15.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.26 MB)
By Jim Gaven
If you've ever wondered why music has had such a major impact on life, then this is the book for you. Many insights are brought to the forefront about music as an obsession for those who get heavily involved in it. Written from the viewpoint of a
Subjects:
Music, Sociology, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
EBooks, Novel Study, Professional Development
$15.00
Digital Download PDF (4.88 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Oh Ocean, Our Ocean is the third book in the series, All About Alliterations, which I've written, using every letter of the alphabet in an entire sentence (IE: Connor Catches Crabs and Clownfish) to dive into the ocean. Like the other books about
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, EBooks
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (8.47 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a beginner music curriculum for someone being homeschooled as it is more of a laid-back format to appreciate, learn from, and apply basic music concepts (once you've purchased Musical BINGO, AKA, MUSIC and the headphone listening program,
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Mini-Course
$25.00
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a fun song about copying someone else and having fun while doing it. Feel free to jump around or bounce up and down to this silly tune!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.70 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught music at the introductory and intermediate levels to over 60 students in the past 7 years. The amazing thing is that it's been with a system I created for teaching music to people with developmental disabilities and improving retention of musical terms, musical notes, and melody with lyrics, which is easily transferable to elementary school aged children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I mostly teach by color coded notes on the piano and guitar. In addition to teaching piano and guitar, I also teach percussion/drums, ukulele, and vocals (different warm-up and main activities). For me, it is a very hands on approach where I encourage students to participate along with me in every step of the way. I feel that if you make it fun for yourself, it will show, and inspire others to want to be a part of it. After all, positive energy is contagious!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Big East Academic All-Star all 4 years at Seton Hall University. Employee of the Year at the Arc Mercer in 2013. Frontpage honors on Purevolume.com.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Seton Hall University in May 2006. Minor in Communications.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Self-taught guitarist, bassist, pianist, ukulele player, percussionist/drummer, and vocalist. Not only do I play these instruments, but I write, record, produce, promote, market, book, and publish original songs as well as represent 10 other artists music through my publishing company, Key of Awesome Music, LLC (BMI).

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