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This worksheet goes well with Unit 4, once students have mastered rhythms and note values. Essentially this is a simple math/addition worksheet, using the note symbols in lieu of numbers. I ended up having my students complete this worksheet
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This is the complete lecture notes set for Unit 3. This unit covers all the basics of pitch, including definitions and examples of: pitch, intervals, sharps and flats, enharmonics, etc. It also introduces the piano keyboard and how to identify pitch
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This massive unit goes into pitch, specifically how to build any major scale using the "formula" and how to break down the math and logic behind sharps, flats, naturals, accidentals, and key signatures. The goal here is to let students see why
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Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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This is the first curricular lesson of the year in my secondary music theory class. I have students take written notes as I go through all of this on the board. This lesson usually takes us 2-3 classes initially, and we continue to review it until
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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This is Unit 2: Time Signatures. Instructors should not move on to Unit 2 until all basic rhythms and concepts in Unit 1 have been mastered. Unit 2 goes through the concept and breakdown of time signatures, but in a different way than you're
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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Here is the lecture notes (with examples and instruction for the teacher) for Unit 4. While I have introduced pitch in previous units, I feel that rhythm is easier to master first. Students should have mastery of the concept of various rhythms
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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This is a quick handout which may be printed two-sided for your students. One side shows the fingering pattern for all twelve of the major scales, for both hands, one octave. The other side is a drawing of one's hands, so that students can number
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This is a two-page rubric for students to create and demonstrate their own musical instrument. I introduce this project after we've had a lesson about "-phones" (idiophones, et al); part of the project is a write-up about what classifies the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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At the beginning of the year, I give my music theory classes a simple project which they really enjoy! To help decorate our class for the year, and to learn about each student, we do a poster project. This project is completed on the student's own,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Notes 6 is a blank Circle of Fifths chart which I pass out to my students. For your convenience, I have added both the blank student handout and the teacher copy with the answers. We fill these out as a class, with the piano as our visual guide.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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This unit takes what the students know from writing out major scales, and teaches them the aural concept. Instead of just counting out the major scale formula and writing scales down, students will learn about perfect and major intervals that fall
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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This landscape worksheet features staves with various rhythms written out in various time signatures. Students are to write out the counts (including sustained notes and rests where applicable) underneath the staff.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This is the Unit 5 scale test which I give students after we have practiced writing scales. This test has eight major scales total, four in treble clef and four in bass clef. I always allow students to use a piano keyboard handout, though it's up to
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
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Now students know how to write out major scales, as well as identify all of the intervals involved. Let's play some piano! These notes are quick and to-the-point, giving your students relevant information before they sit at the keyboard for the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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Unit 12 starts to really combine what students know about music theory (and how it looks/is written) with what they hear. This unit is more of a how-to rather than a lecture where you have the kids take lots of notes. I'll explain the concept,
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Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
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Not Grade Specific
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This is a two page syllabus for the high school music theory course I taught for four years. It gives a basic overview of the class mission, expectations and goals I have for my students and myself, required and optional supply list, and bell
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This is a basic scope and sequence I designed while writing my curriculum for a high school music theory course. It lists the macro concepts which I taught, in order. Because music literacy builds from one concept to the next (much like learning to
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This is a casual survey which I pass out on the first day of class. It's a quick easy task they can do while I check schedules and take attendance, and lets me learn a lot about them. I'll type this up into Excel so that I can search/sort it later.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This lecture comes after Unit 4 has been introduced, though 4a may be taught before all of Unit 4 is completely mastered. Unit 4a adds in rests (whole rest through sixteenth rest) to rhythmic counting and dictation.
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures
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This is the half step counting chart which I let my students use in the beginning (along with a piano sheet) so that they can physically touch and see how to build intervals. There is infinite practice along with this handout: give the first note of
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a certified music educator in the State of Texas, from early childhood-12th grade. I have taught high school band, high school music theory, middle school band, and elementary music. My degree is from the University of North Texas, where I graduated in 2006 with honors.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to get my kids excited and involved; my favorite thing to see is when that lightbulb goes off in their minds, and they're able to infer further or ask brilliant questions. I specialize in finding the simplest, most concise way to get my kids to that "a-ha!" moment, particularly when it comes to music theory.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am an All-State clarinetist and soloist, who also had leadership positions such as drum major in high school and college. I've been teaching since I was in high school, and now have over 9 years of full time teaching experience in Texas. From high school until my most recent position, I strive to serve my campus and my community in any way possible. I've served on various committees and in various leadership roles.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I went to public schools in the Dallas metroplex and then went to the University of North Texas for my Bachelors in Music and education certificate. I studied clarinet with Dr. Jim Gillespie and performed under Dennis Fisher and Eugene Corporon. After graduating, I continued to attend conferences and concerts regularly.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a mother to two children, ages 4 and 1.5; my high school sweetheart and I live outside of San Antonio and love spending time with our kids!

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