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How many times has one of your K-6 students asked, "HOW DID I DO TODAY IN MUSIC CLASS?" This rubric is extremely helpful in making students understand that their performance rating in class is WITHIN their control and part of their job as students
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A ten item quiz with answer key that assesses student's ability to recognize which colors correspond with specific pitch letters, the ability to mark when a sound should be made on a specific beat, and understand the definition of rhythm. This is
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This is a unit of worksheets to go along with the guided viewing of the movie Amadeus. NOTE - the movie Amadeus is rated R. It includes some scenes with nudity and profanity. In order for me to get away with showing it in the classroom I was
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Have students test their understanding of the similarities vs. differences in the life and musical style of Bach vs. Beethoven while learning how to use a two circle Venn diagram. This can be used as an pre-test and post-test to assess learning
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MaestroLeopold's Blues Lyric Songwriting worksheet is a fun, easy, and informative way to learn about Blues music. The activity can be done by individual students or in small groups. It is good for the student who needs time alone and a structured
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Printable quarter note sheets that can be used in conjunction with Boomwhackers or (colored glockenspiels) to increase music literacy skills This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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An EASY way to learn how to read an orchestral score for elementary school students. Using the song "Mary Had a Little Lamb", students will read a simplified score that consists of 4 instruments (agogo bell, tambourine, maracas, and triangle) with
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If you EVER wanted a music unit that would reach across the expansive school curriculum, THIS IS THE UNIT FOR YOU. The unit is a springboard introduction to the different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The UNIT
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This is a unit I wrote this summer while working with special education students. The students had tremendous success with the worksheets to understand basic concepts of music and to instill pride in their own ability to express their own
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This 20 question exam assesses students knowledge of Beethoven, Bach, Gershwin, and Mozart after a 4 week period of studying their Biographies from the book "Lives of the Composer - The Good, The Bad, and What the Neighbors Thought of Them". The
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This worksheet will help students show their understanding of THREE rules of respect for the music room - respect yourself, respect others, respect property. This can be done as a class activity or it can be used to remind students who forget the
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This elegant 10 item quiz is ideal for a pre or post assessment of your students abilities in the area of classroom behavior, recorder knowledge, and rhythmic literacy. It includes multiple choice, T or F, and fill in the blank items.
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This worksheet is to be used in conjunction with the free app Sketch-A-Song (which can be downloaded at TSketch-a-Song Kids by Edify Technologies https://appsto.re/us/FQLTT). The worksheet is to be used AFTER students have had at least 1 class
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A great resource for student accountability. Students are asked to assess their ability to explain music concepts, use correct music vocabulary, ability to apply concepts to practice, and ability to care for music equipment.
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A test to assess student's knowledge of 12 bar Blues music. Information required includes blues chord progressions,blues singers, blues history, and blues lyric form. Answer key included.
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Help your first graders take their first STEPS toward success in singing sol-feg pitch syllables accurately by having them fill out the syllables on the staircase and use it as a guide for future vocal exercises and understanding the distance
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Watch as your young students eyes light up as they recognize the alphabet and instruments that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Hang the signs around the room and use them often as a point of reference for many of your lessons. Better yet,
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This worksheet will teach students how to evidence understanding of rhythm notation by circling the correct amount of numbers (indicating beats) along the number line (otherwise known as the Beat Matrix) below the music. In addition, it tasks the
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This bulletin board outlines the 4 stations of my classroom, what is in them and what musical concepts as well as state standards are addressed at the stations. It also advocates the importance of free time in the whole learning experience. This
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Well not exactly like Jeopardy because you do not have to respond in the form of a question, but still a great game to enthusiastically have your students show you what they know about Recorders, Pitched Percussion, and Rhythm and Pitches on the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a music teacher with 16 years of experience in the classroom and two M.A. Degrees (the first is Music Education and the second is Music Therapy). I use my education from both fields in my approach in the classroom to teach music literacy to English speaking students, non-English speaking students, and special populations. The materials I am sharing are those which I have created out of necessity for the past 16 years. For the past 3 years, I have been working in District 75 in the Bronx with Emotionally Disturbed students and students with alternate assessments.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style le is UNconservatory. The kids are taught practice discipline and focus in my class but there is also time to let kids be kids and just jam out in their own way. I expect my students to follow my behavior rules which are simple - respect yourself, respect others, and respect the property of the room.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1989-1993 - SUNY Oswego -B.A. in Music/Communications 1993-1994 - Boston University - M.A. in Music Education 1994-1995 - New York University - M.A. in Music Education 1995-1997 - Hahnemann University - M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy (music therapy)

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I am a State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

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