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This fun Thanksgiving themed story book follows the fate of five fat turkeys as they try to evade the dinner table, as they sing loud, soft, fast and slow. A great way to work on musical opposites with your young students! This file includes * 26
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A fun, engaging way of introducing students to playing djembes. This file contains: -Basic djembe playing techniques -Two pages of teaching tips and tricks -Links to videos of djembe performances and instructional videos -An introduction to
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This differentiated Orff based activity includes opportunities for movement, collaboration, partner work, working with musical form, rhythm work, improvisation and composition. Using whatever rhythms your class is working on, you can explore and
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Help your young students learn to clap 'the way the words go' with this fun Thanksgiving activity. Using cute pumpkins and pie icons, students engage in body percussion, a group circle activity to promote steady beat, iconic notation and composing
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Djembes are a great way to introduce your students to African drumming, and provide a perfect opportunity to learn self-regulation. This bundle has all that you need to begin teaching the basics of djembe drumming in your core music classroom, and
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This Halloween version of "Chicken on a Fencepost" is a great song for working on 16th notes, learning about form, ostinato, timbre, and much more. This file contains a 47-slide power point that follows the Orff teaching process and includes: -
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This comprehensive set of templates has everything you need to create curriculum maps for the year: - Big Ideas Grade Level Planners for keeping track of the concepts you need to teach - Year at a Glance - two different grade level templates for
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This fun game is perfect for getting to know your students' names at the beginning of the year... or any time you want a fun game to play with the kids! A great back to school activity! Here We Sit is a great folk song for teaching or reviewing Ta
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A great Halloween game for your music class. Students practice Ta, Ti-Ti and Quarter Rests by matching Halloween words to their corresponding rhythms. Great for whole class, centres or individual work. This is the full version of the freebie
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This Orff-Based unit is perfect for your Halloween lessons! Using a traditional folk song in new, refreshing way, students will be engaged in movement, rhythm activities, playing a variety of pitched and unpitched instruments, improvising and
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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This is a complete lesson including lesson plan and all the resources (with the exception of readily available audio recordings) you need to teach this oceanic exploration of musical contour! Based on Camille Saint-Saen's "Aquarium" from Carnival
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Canada's National Anthem Product contains: - A brief history of the anthem - Etiquette for singing the anthem - Lyrics in English, French and Bilingual - Links to videos - O Canada word search - O Canada cloze activity This file is part of the O
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This is a complete lesson including lesson plan and all the resources (with the exception of readily available audio recordings) you need to teach this oceanic exploration of pitch, timbre, tempo, dynamics, and rhythms using ta and ti-tis. Based on
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This fun Orff-based Halloween game is a great way to work on Ta, Ti-Ti, and quarter rest rhythms while exploring and improvising on body percussion, unpitched percussion and barred percussion instruments. With lots of colour Halloween images and
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Help your young students learn to clap 'the way the words go' with this fun Halloween activity. Using cute Spiders and Bats, students engage in body percussion, a group circle activity to promote steady beat, iconic notation and composing their own
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This fun Orff-based Thanksgiving game is a great way to work on Ta, Ti-Ti, and quarter rest rhythms while exploring and improvising on body percussion, unpitched percussion and barred percussion instruments. With lots of colourful Thanksgiving
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Get your primary students composing with So, Mi, Ta, and rests in this engaging, Orff-based Valentine's Day activity. Complete teaching suggestions for all activities are included, making planning a breeze! Please see the preview above to get a
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Recorder Rules Posters & Bunting with a Rock Star Theme PDF includes: Seven posters with recorder rules: - Left Hand on Top - Use Warm Air / Use Soft Air (2 different posters) - Start with the sound 'doo'/ 'too' (2 different posters) - Cover
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This set bundles together two Ocean themed Play-Based Learning lessons: Play-Based Learning in Music: Aquarium Musical Contour K/1 and Play-Based Learning in Music: Slippery Fish Musical Exploration Grades 1/2
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This bundle is a great way to help your primary students work on rhythm concepts during Thanksgiving! Using an Orff-based approach, students will learn that 'the way the words go' is called rhythm, and practice ta, ti-ti rhythms in fun and creative
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Before turning my attention to teaching music in a public school setting, I taught piano, theory, guitar and flute in my private studio. During that time, I also worked as a clinician for Hal Leonard. I presently teach music to students in grades kindergarten to four at an inner city school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I base my style on the principals of Orff, with a dash of Kodaly. My lessons are fun, engaging, involve multiple learning styles and often include cross-curricular components.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Coming soon!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., B.Ed., Grade 10 RCM Piano, presently completing a graduate diploma in Early Elementary Music.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not teaching, I'm at home with my three teenaged sons and my partner. We are a musical family, and perform in many different ensembles. I am presently learning how to play the French Horn :)

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