Jim Gaven

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Jim Gaven
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By Jim Gaven
You Can Play Your Instrument is a fun and educational song about various instruments and controlling your muscles, playing fast, slow, soft, and loud with said instruments. Join in the fun with your instrument of choice or sing-a-long to your
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, Lesson
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.96 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Hop, Skip, and Jump is a fun song played on the ukulele which dives into the wonderful world of hopping, skipping, and jumping with your friends. Have fun doing all three of these fun activities while singing along!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, Games
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.69 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Back to School is a nice, easy song detailing what it means to be back in the mode of going to school after summer ends. Played on the ukulele, feel free to have fun with the class while singing along to this tune.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.21 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Playing With My Friends' is a fun, upbeat song on the ukulele about exactly that: playing with friends. Join in on the fun by playing and singing along. And, remember, making and playing with friends is a wonderful thing!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, Printables
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.68 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Song for November is a fun, upbeat, and quirky take on all things that happen in November. Feel free to play and sing along with your ukulele while learning about this wonderful month at the same time!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.88 MB)
By Jim Gaven
"Thank You Goes a Long Way" is a simple and serious song about the importance of saying, 'thank you'. Saying those two words can change someone's day, even change someone's life, for the better.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, Games
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.24 MB)
By Jim Gaven
September Song is a nice ballad which talks about the ninth month of the year in a calming way to soothe the soul and ease the mind. Enjoy this at your leisure. Play it with the kids on the acoustic guitar. All good things!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.13 MB)
By Jim Gaven
August is Awesome is a fun, upbeat song detailing the neat 'National Days' that happen in the month of August. Since August doesn't have any official holidays like all of the other month's do in a normal calendar year, we were inspired to write a
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.71 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Clap Snap Tap is an a cappella song encouraging children to clap, snap, and tap while they sing those words. The fun part about this tune is that it gets faster after every round. See how fast you can clap, snap, and tap without making a mistake!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.24 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Remember December is a thoughtful song about the month of December and the fun activities/events that happen in it. Sing-a-long loud and proud for all to hear!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.02 MB)
By Jim Gaven
July July is a fun, uptempo song done in a Reggae/Rap style on the acoustic guitar to showcase the activities, events, and holidays that happen in the month of July. Enjoy with your family and friends!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.07 MB)
By Jim Gaven
October, It's Not Over, is a lighthearted yet serious song about the 10th month of the year. Written and played on the acoustic guitar, feel free to sing this song for all 31 days...and beyond!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Service Learning, Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.32 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Up, Up, and Away is an upbeat song about outer space and all of the objects and fascinating things found there. So much to explore in the universe!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.95 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
$75.00
Digital Download ZIP (23.89 MB)
By Jim Gaven
It's the Month of June is a fun and educational song written with the intention of teaching young children about the 6th month of the year. Between the holidays to what usually happens around us in this month (spring changes to summer, we start
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.78 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Pitter Patter Scitter Scatter is a fun, lighthearted, and educational tongue twister song about the rain.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.47 MB)
By Jim Gaven
In May, May is a fun and educational song about the month of May played on the ukulele. Enjoy this is an outside-of-the-box way to learn about the holidays and things you might associate with during this month.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.80 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a song that goes into detail about the percussion instrument, the egg shaker. Fun for the class to get into rhythm (in sync together) and keep the beat with directions in the song to follow along.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Songs
$2.99
1
Digital Download ZIP (1.42 MB)
By Jim Gaven
It's April Now is a fun and educational song about the month of April. Played on the ukulele, join in on the fun about the 4th month of the year!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.79 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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$50.00
Digital Download DOC (0.07 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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