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By Ron Sikes
Rudiments are important. However, the WAY rudiments are notated can be intimidating. My goal was to take the original 26 rudiments and notate them to take the fear out of them for students.
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
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By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
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By Ron Sikes
Do you want your students to understand rhythm on a deeper level? Are you looking for ways to incorporate ear training into your band or choir lessons? Here is Set 1 of EVERYONE COUNTS! Rhythm Dictation. Each set has 5 levels/ Each level has 32
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$4.99
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By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
1 rating
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By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
1 rating
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Digital Download PDF (5.35 MB)
By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.58 MB)
By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.35 MB)
By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$3.99
1 rating
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By Ron Sikes
Are you looking for a different way to teach your students fingerings and assess if they have learned them? This worksheet is designed for the kinesthetic learner. Have your students fill in their own fingering charts! Each chart progresses through
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
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By Ron Sikes
Are you looking for a different way to teach your students fingerings and assess if they have learned them? This worksheet is designed for the kinesthetic learner. Have your students fill in their own fingering charts! Each chart progresses through
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$10.00
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By Ron Sikes
Gallant March is a concert band piece written for band students in their 1st or 2nd year of instruction. It's written in the key of Bb, using only the first 5 notes of the Bb scale. A recording can be heard at www.mlomusicpublications.com
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Songs, Printables
$15.00
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By Ron Sikes
Rudiments are essential to becoming a competent percussionist. However, the WAY rudiments are notated can be intimidating. This document breaks down the 40 standard rudiments in a way that's less intimidating for a young percussionist. Students
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
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By Ron Sikes
Up on the Housetop is a concert band piece written for band students in their 1st or 2nd year of instruction. It's written in the key of Bb, using only the first 6 notes of the Bb scale. Percussion parts include - Keyboard percussion, snare, bass,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$15.00
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By Ron Sikes
Composed for the St. Louis Metro District #8 2012 Middle School Jazz Band, "Kickin It" is written for band students in their 1st or 2nd year of instruction. It's a basic blues in the key Bb. The piece is scored for full jazz band. However, the piece
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
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By Ron Sikes
Are you looking for a different way to teach your students fingerings and assess if they have learned them? This worksheet is designed for the kinesthetic learner. Have your students fill in their own fingering charts! Each chart progresses through
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Workbooks, Handouts, Printables
$3.99
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By Ron Sikes
Are you looking for a different way to teach your students fingerings and assess if they have learned them? This worksheet is designed for the kinesthetic learner. Have your students fill in their own fingering charts! Each chart progresses through
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.99
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By Ron Sikes
During the Jefferson College Viking Band Camp, I presented a master class for 15 middle schoolers. The focus of the master class was to emphasize the importance TONE and FUNDAMENTALS. This handout is provided for free in hopes it will help band
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
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By Ron Sikes
Traditional method books did work for us, so I designed a beginning band method that allows students to be successful with our schedule. I teach 60+ 5th graders daily, all at once, for 40 minutes. I wanted to design a curriculum that focused on
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
FREE
1 rating
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By Ron Sikes
Are you looking for a different way to teach your students fingerings and assess if they have learned them? This worksheet is designed for the kinesthetic learner. Have your students fill in their own fingering charts! Each chart progresses through
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began teaching in 2000. Currently, I teach 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Band, 7th/8th Grade Band, 7th/8th Grade Jazz Band, High School Jazz/Salsa Band, & High School Band. Plus, I conduct the Jefferson College Community Band.

MY TEACHING STYLE

"Prepare to a position to transition" I'm constantly trying new strategies to help my students reach their maximum potential. Each exercise, handout, etc. is created trying to make music as easy and FUN as possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2011 & 2015, The Jefferson High School Concert Band was selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention. Also in 2011 & 2018, I was chosen at the East Central #7 Music Educator of the Year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Music Education from University of MO-St. Louis. Masters in Educational Administration from Missouri Baptist University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Currently, I perform with the Funky Butt Brass Band (drum set). I'm endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets. www.mlomusicpublications.com

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