Strike a chord

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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 pack1. Animated video of the song2 Lyrics3 1 backing tracks WITHOUT DRUMS4. mp3 with voice 5
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Video Files, Fun Stuff
$6.00
6
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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
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Video Files, Fun Stuff, Songs
$6.00
4
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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
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Vocal Music, Drama
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Songs, Scripts, PowerPoint Presentations
$35.00
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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
Subjects:
Short Stories, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Video Files, Songs
$5.00
1
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The Sunflowers is a mini musical following the life cycle of sunflowers planted by school children from sowing to harvest. The sunflowers have their own unique personalities The resources contains 1. Song sheet. 2. Script (easy costume) 3. 4
Subjects:
Autumn, Spring, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Songs, PowerPoint Presentations, Other
$25.00
Digital Download ZIP (69.87 MB)
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I have selected various audio sounds relating to dinosaurs. The children can copy those sounds on their instruments. These sounds are then "orchestrated" by the children to form a creative soundscape which they can move to.
Subjects:
Dance, Music, Music Composition
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
1
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This catchy song is a good starting point for Book week or World book day. It is suitable for non-specialists and those more confident. It has an easy to learn chorus so the children will soon pick it up. It tells the story of a child who reads at
Subjects:
Back to School, Reading, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Video Files, Multimedia, Songs
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (40.82 MB)
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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
Subjects:
Character Education, Vocal Music, Health
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (51.21 MB)
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Children find it easy to sing this old nursery rhyme. They can also join in with simple percussion using a tambourine and a shaker (maraca). We acted the part of the farmer shooing away the ladybirds before he set fire to the rubble. Then we put
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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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
Subjects:
Short Stories, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Video Files, Songs, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (34.17 MB)
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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.
Subjects:
Other (Science), Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Video Files, Songs, Study Guides
$5.00
1
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This song can be the starting point for a debate. It’s about the role of mother/carer. The setting is in a flying saucer. An alien looks down on the multi-tasking feats of a young mother and ponders. It’s also a starter for an art piece “What would
Subjects:
Women's History Month, Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (65.92 MB)
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A folk version of the Christmas song. There are PowerPoints to facilitate the learning of simple percussion parts. There are questions to develop listening skills and note reading. You can either perform the song in unison or play an accompaniment.
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Songs
$9.00
Digital Download ZIP (143.20 MB)
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Butterfly has received a Valentine's Day card from an admirer and she doesn't know who it is from ! Follow her powers of deduction as she tries to guess who it is. Resources include 1. A video of the song 2. A PowerPoint with questions at the end 3.
Subjects:
Valentine's Day, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Video Files, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (71.05 MB)
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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
Subjects:
Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (28.38 MB)
By Strike a chord
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
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
Digital Download ZIP (28.26 MB)
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Playing in the snow. This simple animated song is about building a snowman and playing snow balls. It can be used on different levels. It’s suitable for a non-specialist or those more confident. In the resource you will find 1. Animated video of
Subjects:
Winter, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
Digital Download ZIP (40.09 MB)
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This colour causes more controversy than most . This song attempts to view the colour without prejudice! Its useful for Assemblies on colour and discussion The song is differentiated 1. Sing chorus alone 2. Sing both chorus and verse 3. Play the
Subjects:
Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (37.43 MB)
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This easy to learn song has a catchy chorus and is a lovely activity to use at the end of your Halloween day or it can be used over a few weeks to teach simple percussion parts. The percussion parts are graded in difficulty so there is something
Subjects:
Halloween, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Video Files, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (87.30 MB)
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A very useful song for St Georges Day. It includes a video, separate lyrics and chords, backing track and vocals MP3s.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocal Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Video Files, Songs
$5.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (46.72 MB)
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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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