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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Have fun at Easter or really at any time with these easy bingo board games. Students learn basic rhythms (2 levels), solfa (d r m s l) and the notes on the treble clef staff. Use with individual students or in a class. A great way for quick
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! If you teach Go Tell Aunt Rhody consider using my new series of card games, puzzles, worksheets and quizzes to use with students in private lessons or group classes. The purpose is to reinforce rhythm, solfa, notes on the staff and to experiment
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How fun it would be to have some refreshing new words to the folk songs in Suzuki Violin Book 1. Well here they are... I hope they are used and enjoyed! SONG CARD GAME The song cards on page 7 are a useful tool for having fun with repetition.
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FACILITATING THE TRANSITION FROM ROTE TO READING I was fortunate to have had access to training in three internationally recognized methods of childhood education - Montessori, Kodaly and Suzuki. The basic tenet of all three of these educators is
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The fourth in a series of very easy songs for beginning violin students and Suzuki "Pre-Twinklers" to foster the transition from rote to reading music and functioning knowledge of the violin fingerboard. I was fortunate to have had access to
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The third in a series of very easy songs for beginning violin students and Suzuki "Pre-Twinklers" to foster the transition from rote to reading music and functioning knowledge of the violin fingerboard. I was fortunate to have had access to
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The second in a series of very easy songs for beginning violin students and Suzuki "Pre-Twinklers" to foster the transition from rote to reading music and functioning knowledge of the violin fingerboard. I was fortunate to have had access to
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This simple bingo style game and card game is a fun way to reinforce inner hearing in singing and also in playing an instrument. Solfa Bingo Copy on card stock. Cut card in four segments. Make as many cards as needed. Cut out the blank
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The first in a series of very easy songs for beginning violin students, the Suzuki "pre-Twinklers" to foster the transition from rote to reading music and functioning knowledge of the violin fingerboard. I was fortunate to have had access to
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Exploring the magical world of solfa is like finding a key to unlock a door to a room full of treasures! Solfa offers an approachable way of recognizing pitches and their relationship to one another. While this applies immensely to singers, my
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When I was asked to write an article on teaching violin from a Kodaly perspective, I started writing madly, wanting to share all I had learned over many years of teaching both Kodaly classes and beginning violin. Before I knew it I had amassed far
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INTRODUCTION Exploring the magical world of solfa is like finding a key to unlock a door to a room full of treasures! It explains such mysteries as key signatures and melodic minor scales! Solfa offers an approachable way of recognizing pitches
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A perfect winter song for learning and reinforcing rhythm ta and ti-ti, and solfa patterns so-la-mi. Page 1 Shows the song on the music staff with lyrics. Teach the song by rote, passing a snowman stuffy to the beat.Clap rhythm, write on board, use
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FOUR BEAT RHYTHM CARDS AND SOLFA CARDS INSTRUCTIONS for both sets of cards: These numbered flash cards offer many opportunities to reinforce rhythmic and solfa patterns. After the students are familiar with the patterns use the cards in the
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Card games are a sure way of having fun while learning a concept - in this case the signs used in music. Endless games are possible - I have given instructions for a few, but you will undoubtedly make your own as well. Most games take about 15
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MUSICAL EMOTIONS CARDS Use these cards depicting common emotions to encourage students to express feelings vocally or on an instrument. Teacher holds up a card as the students are singing or playing a song. Students respond by singing or playing in
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WOOF CARDS a game to teach a quarter note and a quarter rest My young students love this game. They never seem to tire of the opportunity of ”woofing”! For me it is a very sneaky way to teaching quarter rests. Print 2 copies of pages 2 & 3 on
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SONG CARDS These cards represent well known Kodaly inspired songs used by many teachers in classrooms, music schools and private studios. I have found them to be an
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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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All Around The Fingerboard is a collection of simple exercises, songs used in many Kodaly programs and Canadian folk songs arranged for use with beginning violin students individually or in groups. As many of these songs will be familiar to Kodaly
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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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