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By A Different Musician
Elementary kids need to figure out the names of 8 secret songs in this fun and engaging boomwhacker Google Slides activity, so it's a fun way to begin the school year or break the ice with your students. They will play online boomwhackers (or real
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
This creative and fun upper elementary group composition project is perfect for a unit project, rhythm assessment, and all-around engaging winter, cold weather, or February/January activity! Over the course of 3-4 classes, students will work in
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$9.00
2
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
In these rhythm decoding activities, students will decode themed "secret" rhythms in picture form to ta/ti-ti (quarter/eighth notes) based on their syllables using either popsicle sticks OR pencil/paper. This will strengthen their aural and decoding
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$48.00
$38.00
1
Bundle
By A Different Musician
These creative and fun upper elementary group composition projects are perfect for a unit project, rhythm assessment, and all-around engaging seasonal activities (included are Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring)! Over the course of 3-4
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$36.00
$27.00
1
Bundle
By A Different Musician
In this camping rhythm decoding activity, students will decode themed "secret" rhythms in picture form to ta/ti-ti (quarter/eighth notes) based on their syllables using either popsicle sticks OR pencil/paper. This will strengthen their aural and
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
$4.00
3
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
In this summer rhythm decoding activity, students will decode themed "secret" rhythms in picture form to ta/ti-ti (quarter/eighth notes) based on their syllables using either popsicle sticks OR pencil/paper. This will strengthen their aural and
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
$4.00
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
This creative and fun upper elementary group composition project is perfect for a unit project, rhythm assessment, and all-around engaging Valentine's Day or February activity! Over the course of 3-4 classes, students will work in small groups to
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$9.00
2
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
These fun music review activities and games supplement your first week back at school with elementary music students! Kids will decode, compose, name notes, and use aural skills to review basic musical skills. These activities cover grades K-4,
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$15.50
$12.00
1
Bundle
By A Different Musician
Elementary students need to figure out the titles of 8 secret holiday/Christmas songs in this fun and engaging boomwhacker Google Slides activity. They will play online boomwhackers while reading color-coded solfege to identify the melodies. This is
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By A Different Musician
These elementary music activities and worksheets will get students through the beginning of the year by reviewing rhythm through decoding, composing, sorting, and building. This 8-activity bundle has activities for grades K-3 in beach and camping
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$20.00
$13.00
Bundle
By A Different Musician
This collection of 25 low prep quarter and eighth note worksheets can be used throughout the year with grades 1-3. These worksheets (a mix of decoding/drawing and cut and sorts) are perfect for helping kids practice and review quarter notes and
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$52.00
$36.00
Bundle
By A Different Musician
This coloring page and short prompt is a great MIOSM (Music In Our Schools Month) activity, and it serves as a colorful and inspiring bulletin board or classroom wall display. Kids will finish the sentence "Music matters to me because..." and color
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1
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By A Different Musician
There are 8 fun, themed, hands-on rhythm activities will help kids apply their new knowledge about quarter and eighth notes. It's a perfect first assessment or formative assessment for students learning ta and ti-ti/du and du-de. It's low prep
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$16.00
$12.00
Bundle
By A Different Musician
Use these print-and-go rhythm worksheets throughout the year as baseline assessments, review, skill progress check-ins, and mini composition projects for grades 1-3. These 17 no prep rhythm worksheets are perfect for helping kids practice and review
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$36.00
$27.00
Bundle
By A Different Musician
This creative and fun upper elementary group composition project is perfect for a unit project, rhythm assessment, and all-around engaging spring, sunny weather, or March/April/May activity! Over the course of 3-4 classes, students will work in
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$9.00
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
This Easter rhythm decoding activity features a Google Sides teacher component and a hands-on student component using either popsicle sticks or paper/pencil. Students will decode Easter rhythms in picture form to ta/ti-ti (quarter/eighth notes)
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
$4.00
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
This fun, low prep Google Slides lesson will get kids excited about dancing and Old Hollywood while addressing the Connect and Respond anchor standards. Contains facts, discussion questions, video links, worksheets, and a glossary. Works with both
Subjects:
Dance, Arts, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
$6.00
2
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
This beach rhythm decoding activity is a fun, hand-on way for elementary music students to practice quarter and eighth notes! It features a Google Sides teacher component and a student component using either popsicle sticks OR paper/pencil. Students
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$4.00
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
This is a creative and fun upper elementary group composition project perfect for a unit project, rhythm assessment, and all-around engaging fall/Halloween activity! Students will work in small groups to imagine, plan, compose, rehearse, and perform
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Lesson
$9.00
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Different Musician
These 4 biography lessons are fun, engaging, and info-filled lessons to teach your students (gr. 3-6) about some of the great Hollywood stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly, Shirley Temple, and Ann Miller. Besides videos and facts
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson
$22.00
$16.75
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6 years as an elementary and middle school band and chorus director; 8+ as a general music teacher in public schools

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a process-oriented approach to music education that involves students at all levels of music-making, from planning to creating to directing to performing. I'm also a strong advocate for meaningful, diverse, and joyful musical experiences for all children.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• Featured guest on the podcast HERstory, hosted by Casidy Reed, in a conversation about equity in music education today (summer 2020) • Postgraduate compositional premiere – Innocente ma Curioso performed by the Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra, Iowa, dir. Joshua Barlage (December 2019) • Alumni Honoree at school district's annual spring concert • Featured New England composer for the 2015 Women Composers Festival of Hartford • Graduated magna cum laude with an honors thesis in composition and theory/analysis • Selected for private composition coaching session with composer Kaija Saariaho • 2 year Music Department prize recipient – Mount Holyoke College • 3 year honoree at state music educators association’s Student Composition Festival

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Teaching Certifications: Music, PK-12 – Alternate Route to Certification, Hartford, CT Master of Music, Composition – University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA • Completed two-year teaching assistantship in Music Education Bachelor of Arts, Music, magna cum laude – Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA • Concentrations: Composition, Theory, Voice • Minor: Mathematics

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love good movies, good food, European travel, reading, drawing, staying active, and learning about foreign languages/etymology! Find me on Instagram @ADifferentMusician and at ADifferentMusician.com!

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