Jo Yawney

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Jo Yawney
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The Kodaly, Suzuki and Montessori Methods are great ways to begin a musical journey.
 
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Music: PIZZA & PIZZETTE - teaching note values Everyone loves pizza! This game is a super entertaining way of teaching note values. The visual component helps students understand what is often a “grey area”. Choosing the toppings for the pizza
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Music: Keyboard Card Game Matching the keyboard keys cards with the appropriate pitch names cards is a valuable visual tool for getting to know the keyboard. The many variations in the instructions give endless fun while learning the
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INTRODUCTION After many years of teaching both Kodaly and violin I long ago became aware of how useful it would be to have access to the Kodaly based repertoire for instructing beginning violin. The transition from rote to reading music could thus
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MAKE A SONG – a rhythm & solfa game (using Kodaly based syllables A great way to encourage young students to improvise and to practice aural and visual skills. Rhythmic and melodic patterns and phrasing can also be demonstrated. Variation 1:
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Music: Time Signatures RHYTHM LAYOUT A great game for teaching time signatures. Students must decide when to put down the bar lines for the appropriate time signature. Makes a good quick game, a filler. I have purposely used the Kodaly based
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Music:Violin Fingerboard Games FINGERBOARD GAMES This series of games is meant to fill in a gap I have noticed with many students – knowledge of the pitch names on the fingerboard and on the music staff. Often students play by rote or from
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Music: Beginning violin printable exercise cards These cards are very useful for teachers of beginning violin students. Use with students individually or in pairs or groups. Print on card stock and cut out. Use as a card game with single students
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Number 7 in my series “Songs for the Kodaly Classroom” ta ti-ti introduce to-o d r m l s pattern. First song with a half note, 16 bars divided into 4 phrases, verse and chorus. Verse 2: Sunny valley, sunny valley, sunny valley
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Dinah Number 11 in my series "Songs for the Kodaly Classroom" ti-ti ti-ka ti- ka d r m s patterns. As well as reinforcing the rhythm and solfa elements, I use this song to encourage solo singing. After the students know the song the teacher
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YOUR FIRST VIOLIN! A booklet for beginning violin students This booklet is meant to fill in a gap I have noticed with many students – knowledge of the pitch names on the fingerboard and on the music staff. Often students play by rote or from
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Music: Bass Clef Card Game By combining the staff notation card with pitch name cards, this game gives an important visual component which will help foster a better understanding of the way notes work on the music staff. The many variations in the
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Music: Rhythm 1 Card Game The many variations in the instructions give endless fun reinforcing recognition of rhythms. In accordance with Kodaly principles, only the stems of the rhythms are printed. This helps focus attention on the shape of the
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SEE SAW Number 1 in my series "Songs for the Kodaly Classroom”, See Saw is an ideal song to bring young children into the musical journey. The movement of the game is easy for them to do and establishes a concrete beat on the body. The rhythm, a
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LUCY LOCKET ta ti-ti s l m patterns reinforced from Bounce High (TpT) Although originally a chase game, this more “orderly” version ensures that all get a turn. Students sit in a circle, hands behind their backs. Teacher chooses one student to
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HOT CROSS BUNS: Number 4 in my series Songs for the Kodaly classroom. ta ti-ti introduce rest and m r d pattern. A perfect song for teaching the 1 beat rest and the solfa pattern m r d. RHYTHM Play “Woof Card” puzzle p4 ( TpT) Pass a stuffy
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Knock the Cymbals Number 6 in my series “Songs for the Kodaly Classroom” ta ti-ti rest and l s m r d patterns This dance is a favourite with my students and often performed at my concerts. If played with a large number of children, having
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See Saw & Solfa is a collection of folk songs used in Kodaly programs, with accompanying worksheets and games for in the classroom, music school or private studio. The book is intended to enhance a music program by strengthening reading and
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TUNE TRAVELS Music Theory Games to teach: rhythm & time signatures solfa treble & bass clefs keyboard key signatures scales music symbols & terms As a music
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Tideo: ta ti-ti introduce ti-ka ti-ka and d r m l s patterns Students stand in a circle, hands joined. One student stands in the middle holding a little bell or jingle stick. He “jingles” at two students’ joined hands at the beginning of the song.
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SOLFA IS THE MAGIC POTION! Once students understand the Kodaly based solfa scale patterns and can sing them, they quickly learn to fit any scale into the right pattern. - works like magic!! And they sing and play better in tune! The booklet
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As a music educator and 3rd generation in a family of musicians, I have dedicated the last 30 years to finding ways to help young students have "fun" while becoming musically literate. In the pursuit of more stimulating and effective ways of conveying musical concepts, I developed and published a series of resource data CDs called Tune Travels, presently used in music schools, classrooms and private studios in the Lower Mainland and Victoria, Alberta, Nova Scotia and most recently in England. These CDs are available at my website, www.tunetravels.net THEN I I DISCOVERED TpT!!! Almost all my teaching resouce materials are now at M"My Store". While living in Victoria I taught Kodaly classes at a Montessori school and privately, also violin, chamber music and elementary theory. Since moving to Vancouver I have taught Kodaly classes privately, at community centres and at a number of preschools, as well as violin, viola and theory in my own studio.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In my teaching I derive inspiration from the philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Maria Montessori and Zoltan Kodaly. These renowned educators believed that successful education stems from inner comprehension, self-confidence and co-operation. Thus the aim of my materials is to teach real understanding of musical concepts not mere memorizing, to allow “space” for a child to gain confidence by patient repetition and to foster co-operation not competition.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a Board Member of the B.C. Kodaly Society and of the National Kodaly Society of Canada. I have presented at the BC Music Educators' Conferences 2013 and 2014 in Vancouver as well as at Kodaly workshops and conferences in Vancouver and Victoria. I have a BA and MA from UBC.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

While raising my family in Victoria, I completed courses in the Montessori method with Angela Martin and the Kodaly method with Connie Foss More. I also did extensive violin teacher training with Professor Jaroslav Karlovsky at the University of Victoria and Suzuki training with Frona Colquhoun as well as course work in the Music Dept at UVic. In Victoria I played in the Victoria Chamber Orchestra, the University Orchestra and was a founding member of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra (under Norman Nelson). I also sang in Capriccio Vocal Ensemble, Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Musica Eclectica.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an avid choral singer and chamber music enthusiast, playing duets, trios and string quartets! I also love learning languages. My biggest passion, other than my family, is teaching beginners of all ages how to be musically literate and to play the violin.

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