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Jo Yawney's Tune Travels

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Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
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The Kodaly, Suzuki and Montessori Methods are great ways to begin a musical journey.
 
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By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
NURSERY RHYTHMS TEACH US 6/8 Many nursery rhymes offer a valuable opportunity to teach the often challenging time signature 6/8. They invite a natural rocking motion which has make them easy to remember and popular for centuries. Using them as a
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
THREE NOTE SQUARES - alto clef - one step closer to reading music!!A versatile game for use in classes and private studios. Works well virtually, each participant having copies. AS BOARD GAME - 4 variations from easy to hard. - GROUP lead by
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs, Games
$2.25
Digital Download PDF (0.55 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
THREE NOTE SQUARES - BASS CLEF - one step closer to reading music!!A versatile game for use in classes and private studios. Works well virtually, each participant having copies. AS BOARD GAME - 4 variations from easy to hard. - GROUP lead by
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs, Games
$2.25
Digital Download PDF (0.47 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
THREE NOTE SQUARES - treble clef ledger lines - one step closer to reading music!!A versatile game for use in classes and private studios. Works well virtually, each participant having copies. AS BOARD GAME - 4 variations from easy to hard. - GROUP
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.25
Digital Download PDF (0.74 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
THREE NOTE SQUARES - treble clef - one step closer to reading music!!A versatile game for use in classes and private studios. Works well virtually, each participant having copies. AS BOARD GAME - 4 variations from easy to hard. - GROUP lead by
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Songs, Games
$2.25
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
O CHRISTMAS TREE FOR STRINGS! In answer to a request and hopefully not too late to use now! Three part arrangements in G major for 3 violins, 3 violas, and 3 cellos. Parts are interchangeable. Easy introduction to chamber music as students can all
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs, Cultural Activities
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.75 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
A question from a teacher prompted me to share an idea which has proven VERY popular with young boys – using action heroes to teach rhythms! I teach the standard Kodaly syllables.I made picture cards of each "hero" and the rhythms which can be
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
Digital Download PNG (0.05 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
A FUN WAY TO LEARN SYNCOPATION using well known songs “Rudolf the Red Nosed Rein Deer” and “Li’l Liza Jane”.After the students learn to sing the song, they can already hear the syncopation. Now they need to recognize what it looks like by itself as
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Songs
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (1.64 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
“O CHRISTMAS TREE” BUNDLE - for violin, viola and cello offers a great opportunity to introduce new technical challenges such as playing diminished 5ths across the strings and the anacrusis requiring starting with an up bow. It is basically easy for
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Songs, Printables
$12.00
$10.00
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By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
Rhythm Dance, Card Games, Work sheets, Puzzles and a Quiz to use in private lessons or group classes.CONTENTS P 1 Minuet 1 completeP 2 Sample pagesP 3 Contents & InstructionsP 4,5 Rhythm Puzzle CardsP 6,7,8 Notes & Fingering Puzzle CardsP
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs, Games
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (2.58 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
RHYTHM TREASURE HUNT For use in Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1 and beginning theory classes, also as a solo game for private lessons Purpose: to establish and reinforce aural and visual recognition of one beat rhythm symbols ta, ti-ti,
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Songs, Games
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
BIG – LITTLE RHYTHM GAMETo teach ta and ti-ti to very young students. Big = ta Lit-tle = ti-tiPrint 2 copies of each page. Keep one full page for board game. Cut out one page for card game.Introduce board game by pointing to the images on the board
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Songs, Games
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
Buy a cauldron at a dollar store - an invaluable investment!Make cards of the subjects you want to review:rhythms, notes on the staff, songs to sing or play, key signatures, scales, music symbols, dynamic signs, Italian terms Put the cards in the
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, Songs, Games
FREE
Digital Download JPG (0.23 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
Worksheets and board games to use in a classroom or private studio. Great for quick review of basic rhythms and notes on treble clef staff.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Songs, Games
FREE
Digital Download PDF (3.69 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
FUN! A quick matching game to reinforce basic rhythms. If you find it useful please rate it and do follow me. Grateful!
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Songs, Games
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.53 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
HELP THE EASTER BUNNY FIND HIS BASKET OF EGGS IN TIME FOR EASTER!A fun and easy version of Snakes & Laddersto reinforce rhythms and notes in treble clef. p.1 Rhythms boardp.2. Rhythms cards to cut outp.3 Treble clef boardp.4 Note names boardp.5
Subjects:
Music Composition, Holidays/Seasonal, Easter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Games, Cooperative Learning, For Parents
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.82 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
KEYBOARD DINOSAURS - a card game for beginning piano playersThis card game teaches or reviews the note names of the piano keyboard.There are 4 different versions, from easiest to difficult, suitable for one player or a group. A great game for
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, For Parents, Montessori
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (2.86 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
BEGINNER PIANO CARD GAMES - using only 5 notes in middle C position, treble & bass clefs.These quick card games are suited to teach, reinforce or review. They make a good “filler” for a lesson. The decks from more than one game may be combined
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, For Parents
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.85 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
BEGINNERS RHYTHM PUZZLE - to reinforce aural and visual recognition. Young students love this simple game and are delighted to find they can read the rhythms they are playing on their instruments. The game works well as a little break in group
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, Songs, Games
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By Jo Yawney's Tune Travels
A fun way to introduce, practise and reinforce Twinkle Variations!MATCHING CARD GAME AND WORKSHEETCARD GAME - suggestions for playingPrint on card stock, cut out cards.1. Work on 1 rhythm, after students know how to play it, reinforce the sound and
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, Songs, Games
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
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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 music education resource presently used in music schools, classrooms and private studios in the Lower Mainland and Victoria, Alberta, Nova Scotia and most recently in England. 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 have recently retired as 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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