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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
These sub plans for the kindergarten or first grade music class can be taught by a non-musician. The concepts used are steady beat and tone color. They are taught in connection with a rhythmic poem. Rhythm instruments are used in this lesson, but it
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Songs
$3.00
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
For the non-musical music sub, four worksheet-type activities on the instruments of the orchestra, divided into woodwind, brass, strings and percussion. This includes a letter to the sub with listening suggestions from a website, discussion
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$2.00
4 ratings
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This crossword puzzle includes all the common woodwind, brass and stringed instruments plus four percussion instruments with simple definitions, which include the instrument family names or type names (examples: silver woodwind; black double reed).
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
3 ratings
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This word search with 21 orchestral and band instruments will be fun and challenging for your students! This is a great way to end a unit on instruments. It would also be good for music sub plans.
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This is a single lesson plan which can be taught by a non-music and movement substitute teacher or by a regular music teacher. You will need access to YouTube or your own recording of Debussy's "The Snow is Dancing." The lesson plan combines the
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
For middle school choirs when you need a substitute or you would like to take a voice break! This contains two written activities and one partner activity. Each should take about 15 minutes. This sub plan can be used for either music or non-music
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
Treble clef note-reading worksheet, middle C to high A (one octave and a sixth), using quarter and eighth notes in 3/4 time. Most worksheets just give note heads for students to read note names, but they need to be able to read note names in the
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$1.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
Can you identify these well-known Christmas carols by looking at the music notation of their first phrases? This exercise is a lot of fun for students who are learning to sight-read. It is "passive sight reading" to see if they can hear what they
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Songs
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
These eight treble clef note reading exercises are intended for use according to levels. Exercise 1 includes only lines and spaces within the staff (EGBDF and FACE). Exercise 2 adds low D. Exercises 3 and 4 add one ledger line above and below the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
Simple words about all the characters in the Biblical Christmas story and how we will worship Baby Jesus with them. This is repetitive and pentatonic. It includes a bourdon and drone accompaniment which can be played on Orff instruments or on the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This is a simple arrangement of Silent Night in the key of C for handbells, hand chimes or bellplates G4-G6. I wrote it for my fifth graders but it could be used for any beginning or intermediate group. Buy one copy and make as many copies as you
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Songs
$3.50
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This piece is written on four staves in treble clef. It is intended for four handbell players with each player reading from one staff (C-D, E-F, G-A, B-C). It can also be played with eight students, one on each bell. Only quarter and half notes and
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Songs
$2.00
2 ratings
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This is a word search puzzle with twelve Italian common musical tempo terms. This is also a good resource for non-music subs.
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
Good King Wenceslas has traditionally been associated with Christmas, because the good King and his page go out to feed the poor "on the Feast of Stephen" (Dec. 26.) It can be used in any winter celebration or concert. This arrangement is for two
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs
$3.00
1 rating
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This page has five four-measure rhythmic exercises with quarter, eighth and half notes and quarter rests. Each exercise has two parts, which can be performed singly, as a duet with one person/group on the top line and the other on the bottom, or
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Songs
$1.00
2 ratings
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This word search will help your elementary and middle school students review the Italian terms for dynamics and interpretation. Also good for sub plans for non-music teachers!
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This is an arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol "The First Noel" is for two octaves of handbells, handchimes, or bell plates G4-G6. It includes an introduction and ending and one verse, which may be repeated as desired. This was written
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Songs
$3.00
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This is an arrangement of the Ukranian folk carol, called "Ukranian Bell Carol" or "Carol of the Bells", for two octaves of chromatic handbells, G4-G6. It is arranged for each player to have a lot to do. This is a big hit with my fifth grade music
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Songs
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This worksheet is created so that students can learn to think and see music in patterns and read the notes as they relate to the other notes instead of having random unrelated notes to name. It also can be played as a nice little a minor piece. It
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
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By Pentatonic Sakura Music Shop
This was written for my 3rd grade beginning recorder players to perform in a Christmas program. It is a "pentatonic plus one" song, in e minor, using low D and E, GABC. It can be performed with only the first eight measures repeated, or the simple
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Songs
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching elementary music at a Christian international school (English-speaking) in Japan since 1981. I also teach middle school choir, private flute lessons grade 5-12, and have a high school flute ensemble.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Mainly Kodaly-inspired with a lot of movement. I try to give children skills on which they can build; I teach them to read music as well as feel it; I teach them good vocal and instrumental technique; I try to teach to as many learning styles as possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'm not sure what is meant by this. I don't think we have these in our international school system.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Oberlin College, pipe organ and vocal music education. Regent College, Vancouver, BC (graduate school of theology), Old Testament and Hebrew. Japanese language school.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My major was vocal music education and pipe organ. I have a Master's in Hebrew and Old Testament. I teach and perform on flute, recorder, piano and organ. I also have several choirs, including an adult Japanese church choir, so I am functional as a music teacher in both Japanese and English. In case you wonder why my music publications don't have any decorations, it's because when I buy music I like to be able to see the actual score I'm buying. I try to present my music in a way that you are not buying a "pig in a poke," but you can look at it and see if it will serve your needs before buying. I hope you enjoy my recorder music! Any clip art used in my publications is taken from the free clipart site http://www.clker.com/clipart-clickr.html I also write about education and other subjects at: http://writedge.com/profile/pentatonicscale/?my_posts http://dailytwocents.com/profile/pentatonicscale/?myposts My blog: http://heavenandnaturesing.blogspot.jp/

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