Strike a chord

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Strike a chord
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A fun song with easy instrumental parts to play. Santa has fallen off his sleigh and the paramedics are called. We used this in our concert and topic on the emergency services! Substitute the 999 for whatever phone number your country uses. Use the
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A simple and effective song which captures the excitement of the Chinese New Year. Children are encouraged to play the drum and the cymbal.Included in the pack 1. Animated video of the song 2 Lyrics 3 2 backing tracks. One has the easy percussion
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This song tells of the extinction of the dinosaurs in an animated video. One by one, the dinosaurs are are hit by a meteorite. There is an opportunity to play very basic percussion instruments or simple sequence for boom whackers or chime bars.
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Here you will find 1.A video of the song with visual clues telling children what instruments to play ( tambourine, claves (sticks), drums and optional tuned instruments) 2.Backing and vocal tracks 3. Lyrics 4. Simple worksheet asking children to
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A simple song which children love to sing . It asks the question "Why do we toss a pancake ... It's a mystery to me . Does it need an outing or a change of scenery?" Included in the pack . 1. 2 mp3s backing and vocals 2. Lyrics on PDF with
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This Christmas song tells of a little boy who desperately wants a bicycle for Christmas so that he can visit his grandma in an isolated location. The bundle contain 1. Video with words and music 2 Teaching guide to play ocarina part 3.Lyrics and
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This song is told by a boy who has been bullied and goes to his grandma for advice. She tells him to believe in himself and find activities to build up his self esteem . To be used as part of an Anti- bullying program which discusses self esteem
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A humorous song of the story of the gingerbread man . In the zip folder, you will find 1. A video of the song 2. The lyrics 3.Vocal and backing track mp3s
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This song, along with the opportunity to move in the instrumental parts, is a good starter for topics on machines and brings a light hearted feel to the lesson. It’s effective in a class assembly and easy to sing. Included in the pack - 1. A video
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This little song was inspired by Oliver Jeffers book “How to catch a star” .It is about a little boy who is desperate to catch a star. You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens! It can be used as a starting point for an Assembly with
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The story of Jack and the beanstalk in song The resource contains 1. A video and PowerPoint of the song 2. A backing track and vocal track 3. The lyrics with ideas to extend the theme.
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This musical has every single resource you might need apart from children and instruments! It tells the story of a discontented King who banned Christmas, sacked his servants and set sail for foreign countries. The more he saw, the more discontented
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Red Riding Hood has her hoodie on and sets off to Grandma's house. The story told in song/rap has a catchy melody and an opportunity for the children to play the simple chime bar accompaniment . The pack includes. 1. A video of the song with the
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This catchy song was used by my school a part of a campaign to promote eating healthy, yet tasty, snacks at break time. There are parts for tuned instruments (ocarina tabs given) Can be taught throughout school on Healthy Eating Weeks. Resources
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Fun with phonics and music. trigraph “air” song and percussion A creative way of introducing the trigraph “air” Children love this song and get quite self-righteous because someone has taken their chair! There is a very simple part for the claves
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A reggae style song using the Olympic values as a theme. Resources contain 1. A video of the song 2. A PPT of the song, lyrics only, teaching notes at the end 3. Mp3 of song with vocals. Mp3 of backing 4. Lyrics
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One day the capital letters disappear. The song explores what happens next! There is a video, 2 mp3s (performance and backing tracks) plus a lyric/chord sheet .
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This song tells of the first time a child saw a sparkler on Bonfire night. Resources include 1 A video of the song with parts for the triangle 2 A PowerPoint of an illustrated firework poem 3 Lyrics to the song 4 Performance and backing tracks (mp3)
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I couldn't find a simple carol telling how the angel told Mary she was to have a baby (Annunciation) so I wrote this and my class loved it. Included in the bundle 1. Video with words and music 2. Lyrics 3/4 Backing and vocal tracks mp 3 5.
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This is a Christmas song from the musical "A Special gift"There is a simple accompaniment and its really easy to play. It uses the notes B A and G . You don't have to play it though! The musical it comes from can be viewed
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a classroom teacher for 20 years and a music teacher for another 20 years. I have a YouTube channel for primary music teachers. For the past 5 years I have made resources for the non specialist so that they can be less fearful of taking music.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to think that the children can relate to my material. The music is in keeping with today's generation and they can easily join in with the instrumental work. My aim is to make music fun and help children gain confidence.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Post graduate certificate in Music Technology. Teaching certificate (UK) Semi finalist south East Essex "Search for a star" Featured in the T.E.S "Hall of Fame"

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended a boarding school in my early years and had a rather difficult time.. I promised myself that I would become a teacher and be pleasant to my charges and help them to be confident and accepted. I completed my A levels at a State high school and went on to teachers training college.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I was 50, I decided to leave teaching for a few years and become a professional musician . I ended up in the mountains of Norway with a very eccentric but highly skilled guitarist, playing rock, pop reggae and ballroom, You name it, we played it. From then I went on to play in Holiday camps before returning to teaching, just that little bit wiser.

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