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Powerpoint lesson to prepare students to watch the musical, "The Sound of Music" including background information on the composers and the story. Musical "spreadsheet" to complete while watching the film for students to fill in name of song, voice
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A PowerPoint lesson about all the different careers in music, such as teacher, performer, music business, church musician with sample videos links to YouTube.
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This lesson is great for a general music class that will be playing the guitar. I found a number of videos on YouTube of lute and guitar playing, including videos of Ana Vidovic which I intersperse into the lecture. Also available on YouTube are
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The Music Man is a classic musical, accessible to all ages and a great introduction to the wonderful world of musicals. This lesson is intended to introduce students to the musical as they prepare to watch the 1962 film version or see the show
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This is a lesson I created for my general music classes to introduce them to the music of Native Americans. It begins our overall unit on American Music.
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The Magic Flute Lesson Plan I love the book, “The Magic Flute” retold by Anne Gatti and illustrated by Peter Malone. The edition that I bought comes with a CD with sample music from the opera! I like to scan the picture from the book and show them
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Since the new movie has come out, I thought it was time for a lesson plan for Stephen Sondheim and Into the Woods. Although the movie is different from the stage version, I am pleased that it is rated PG and accessible to my middle school students.
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A great starter kit for your musicals unit! A short powerpoint on the history of musicals (I use video clips from YouTube to illustrate different kinds of vaudeville, minstrel show or other acts.) A musicals spreadsheet to use with any musical your
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All-in-One unit to prepare students to watch the musical "Hello, Dolly!" Includes powerpoint lesson and worksheet. Supplement with video clips from YouTube and you're all set!
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Composers for the Piano Unit I designed this unit for use with my middle school general music classes. You could also use it with high school, as well, although they will probably get through it a bit faster. For each composer I also have a
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With the rising popularity of Michael Jackson's music and the re-release of "We are the World" for Haiti, we decided to have our middle school chorus students sing it at our spring concert. These lesson materials are how we introduced the show.
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Prepare your students to watch the classic movie musical "Singin' in the Rain" with this powerpoint and worksheet. Updated since the deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
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In this lesson plan, students will discover the history and story line of the musical, South Pacific, as they prepare to watch the film version. The lesson plan includes a powerpoint with images and information about the musical and the 1958 film
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Meet The Friendly Dulcimer Lesson My middle school likes to use the Dulcimer as a step-up instrument to the guitar. If you can’t handle playing the dulcimer, you won’t be able to handle playing the guitar. It’s a charming little instrument and all
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Prepare your students to watch the movie musical "Cinderella" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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Guitar Chords Unit For many years I and my predecessors taught guitar out of the Aaron Stang book. It’s a great book and I totally believe in it. However, I was noticing that students were getting frustrated very easily. Guitar is hard! Playing one
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This lesson was a hit with my 7th grade chorus. Be prepared for lots of classroom discussion and questions. I used the whole 50-minute period! I use the "Happy Birthday" copyright as an example, if you have a better one than use it. Enjoy!
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In this lesson students will discover an American composer and lyricist through his songs and lyrics. Students will also continue to develop vocal skills by singing music by Stephen Sondheim. I developed this lesson plan because Stephen Sondheim's
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I go over this powerpoint with my students before every concert. It's a great way to remind them about their behavior on stage and help them overcome any nervousness associated with performing.
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Prepare your students to watch the hit movie musical "Bye Bye Birdie!" with this powerpoint and worksheet.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a middle school general/vocal music teacher in my 16th year of teaching. I teach general music 6-8th grades and I have over 200 students total in my three choruses (6, 7, and 8th grades). my students have earned "Excellent" and "Superior" ratings at festival. I serve as a judge for all-state auditions and Solo and Ensemble contests. I also teach bassoon and oboe privately from my home.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a great planner and I love to write lessons. So, take advantage of my plans. I've already done the work for you! Use, change, and adapt as you need to for your teaching situation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2008 Curriculum Award Numerous articles published in The Instrumentalist, Maryland Music Educator and International Double Reed Journal. Presenter at Maryland Music Educators Association Conferences. 2014-2015 Lesson plan writer for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Principal, Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Music Education - IUP MM in Bassoon - KSU MLS - UMD

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Love: reading, exercise, running, cycling, periodicals, museums, cooking, wine. Hate: hot and humid weather, football, balancing the checkbook. Follow me @TeachMusic2001

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