Nathan Earley

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This is a quick Powerpoint Activity I created to introduce my students to using Boomwhackers. Each Boomwhacker is represented by its color, its solfege name, and its letter name. I left it open ended as far as what you can do with it, I always
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This is a game I designed based on some ideas from a workshop I attended on using Interactive Whiteboards. The idea is that you have two students, each armed with a flyswatter (all plastic!). When two notes are displayed, you give them a moment to
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This is the first in a series of song collections I plan to do for Boomwhackers. Each song is arranged so that squares and rectangles are used rather than notation, with each color representing a particular Boomwhacker, and the length of the square
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This is a Powerpoint lesson that I used to teach my 4th and 5th grade students a basic approach to using the classroom pianos (cheap electronic keyboards). We were using them for composition purposes, but I needed them to know their way around the
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This is a 34-slide Powerpoint Quiz to help students learn note names and values. There are a few ways to use it - first is as-is with the note names provided, then the names are animated to fly in after students had a chance to name each note, then
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This is an update to the series of song collections I am doing for Boomwhackers. Each song is arranged so that squares and rectangles are used rather than just notation, with each color representing a particular Boomwhacker, and the length of the
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This Powerpoint is a guide to get started on playing chords on the Ukulele (sometimes also spelled Ukelele). It includes hand position explanations with pictures, chord diagrams, a basic layout of the important parts of the fretboard, strum
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This is a set of two tables of notes and rests - whole, half, quarter, and eighth - laid out by name, number of beats, and what I have the students say when reading rhythms together. I find this important to get the distinction between the name of
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This is a bundle of all of my Boomwhacker Powerpoints, as well as the Orff instrument labels that correspond with the Boomwhacker colors. They are bundled together for big savings! This bundle will be updated as I add Boomwhacker materials to my
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This is a worksheet to guide a composition activity. I use this with my second grade students as a way of introducing composition, as well as reinforcing the role of various pitches and their functions within a scale. In this case, it is based on
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This is a set of labels I created to allow me to label the bars of my Orff mallet instruments using the colors of the Boomwhackers. C is red, D is orange, etc. The template is designed to use Avery Easy Peel Mailing Labels, which are product
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This is the second in a series of song collections I am creating for Boomwhackers. Each song is arranged so that squares and rectangles are used rather than notation, with each color representing a particular Boomwhacker, and the length of the
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This is an arrangement I did of the traditional song "Kookaburra" for beginning band. I had to do quite a bit of shuffling to keep the clarinets under the break, but it works out pretty well. I did not have any percussion this particular school
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This is a jpeg image of a set of piano keys (two octaves and a third) that can be used for a variety of things. This is the image I used in my piano intro Powerpoint with my 4th and 5th grade students last year. I put the letter names on the keys,
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This is an update to the first in a series of song collections I am doing for Boomwhackers. Each song is arranged so that squares and rectangles are used rather than notation, with each color representing a particular Boomwhacker, and the length of
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This is an activity that takes the previously created Boomwhacker Color Composition and turns it into notation using a simple key. No time signature, bar lines, etc. are used yet. This is intended to be used as the next step in teaching basic
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This is a game I designed based on some ideas from a workshop I attended on using Interactive Whiteboards. The idea is that you have two students, each armed with a flyswatter (all plastic!). When two notes are displayed, you give them a moment to
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This is a set of five images I have created to show the bar set up on the Orff mallet instruments in my general music classroom. There is an image with the bars left blank, one in C Major with the bars labeled, one in F Major, one in G Major, and
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This is a lesson that introduces notes on the treble staff, as well as D below the staff and middle C. After an introduction to the staff, a 30-card quiz is used to reinforce the note names. Students identify the note shown by writing the answer
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This is an arrangement I did of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" for beginning band. The good news is that it's interesting and fun for the kids. The bad news is that to make it accessible I had to water it down quite a bit. This made it tough for me
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

7 Years with St. Mary's County Public Schools, Part time with Smithfield High School Band, Polk County High School Band, Kellam High School Band previously.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is a blend of many things - Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, my own personal ideas, and technology. Together it creates a bit of a musical education stew that has students singing, playing instruments, dancing, using interactive whiteboards and iPads, and many other things to help instill a sense of the importance of music to their daily lives.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Christopher Newport University, MAT 2008, BM 2006

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity; have two dogs and two cats; play the trombone; love to barbecue!

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