Jim Gaven

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Jim Gaven
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By Jim Gaven
'Songs About the Seasons' is exactly what it says it is: one song for each season (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter). Designed for children to learn more about each season in a fun and enjoyable way with meaningful lyrics and appropriate music for
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (8.38 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Ambulance Ambulance is a song speaking to the importance of responders when there is an emergency. Played on the ukulele, this fun, upbeat tune encourages the listener and student to be aware of ambulances and the role they play in saving lives.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.84 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Night and Day' is a song written by Jim Gaven (Mr. Jim) detailing the characteristics of a traditional day and night in a given 24 hour period. Designed as a fun and educational tool, break out the ukulele to jam and sing along.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.06 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Going Hiking' is a fun take on literally going hiking. From picking boots to a walking stick to spelling out what you might encounter on a hike, this acoustic version of the song is inviting and educational.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.82 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'February's Full of Love' is a fun and upbeat song which talks about the month of February and its holidays/celebrations. Take out your ukulele to jam with Mr. Jim!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.85 MB)
By Jim Gaven
Enjoy this fun and educational song about the month of January for the kids called, 'The January Song'. Take out your ukulele and jam with Mr. Jim!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.88 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Mother Nature's Autumn Song' is an educational tune about autumn/fall and what to expect in this wonderful season. Feel free to play and/or sing along :)
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
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 (23.89 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Rocking the Spoons' is a fun, lighthearted song about using spoons as a musical instrument. They're not just for eating soup, ice cream, or cereal!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.62 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Blank White Page' is a song written to inspire people of all ages to take on a creative endeavor in their life. Whether that be writing a song, a screenplay, a script, or taking up photography, painting/drawing/sculpting, you have the ability to
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (1.66 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Going to the Park' is a fun and educational song about literally going to the park and what you might do there. Played on acoustic guitar, feel free to sing and play along at your own leisure while you dance!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.85 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'We're Going Camping' is a fun and educational song about literally going camping. Played on the ukulele, it's meant to teach children the basics of camping as well as encourage them to try it out for themselves. Let's be one with nature and
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.93 MB)
By Jim Gaven
'Count and Spell to 10' is an cappella song which teaches children how to literally count and spell to 10. Combining the elements of counting and spelling through music is a great way to make the little learner feel like they're not learning, but
Subjects:
Numbers, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.81 MB)
By Jim Gaven
This is a song about the motion of marching. Designed to encourage each student to march along with the beat, 'March, March, March' is great for learning rhythm, how to move your body, as well as following directions.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.84 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
3
Digital Download ZIP (1.43 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, Mini-Course
$50.00
Digital Download DOC (0.07 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 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
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:
Sociology, Economics , Music
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Professional Development, EBooks, Novel Study
$15.00
Digital Download PDF (4.88 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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