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The May edition includes...

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Lesson Activity

A Walk Down Memory Lane

May is a great time of year to review all that your students have accomplished! Print out this time map and review your lesson notes, audition results, or recital participation to show your students how much they've accomplished this school year.

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Sectional/
Ensemble Activity

Spring Sting

Let's be honest, sectionals can get a little boring for us and the students if we just keep doing the same ol' things. Spice it up with this fun and engaging ostinati activity that works great as a warm up! 

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Bonding/Craft Activity

Fiddlesticks

This is one of my favorite review games! This activity requires very little preparation and will keep students engaged and interacting with one another for a long time.

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Printable

May the Fourth Be With You!

May is the perfect time to talk about movie music, specifically, Star Wars! This printable shares basic information about movie music as well as leitmotivs and the leitmotivs used in Star Wars. It also has tons of links to videos and other enriching resources.

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The April 2022 edition includes...

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Lesson Activity

Family Tree

If you haven't shared with your students all of your teachers and their teacher and their teachers, now is the time! I include an easily editable family tree as well as worksheets that you can tailor to your own family tree.

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Sectional/
Ensemble Activity

Popcorn and Scales with Lizzo!​

Spring is a great time to "clean up" students' technique. For this month, I include 2 activities you can do during sectionals that are fun and get the job done. Editable Finale files included!

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Bonding/Craft Activity

Flip the Tarp and Rain Storm!

Looking for a great bonding activity? Look no further! This month I include TWO activities that I've recently done with my students that are big hits! 

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Printable

Beethoven's 6th Symphony

 

Here's a great printable complete with reflection activities that you can hand out to your students this month. Beethoven's 6th symphony is great to learn about this time of year. Students can hear how Beethoven wrote in a thunderstorm. Print this out, send it home with the students, and have them come back to the next lesson ready to discuss!

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The March 2022 edition includes...

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Lesson Activity

Compound Meter Review!

6/8 always seems to stump students. Since St. Patty's Day is right around the corner, it's a great time to review 6/8 and learn about Irish Dances!

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Sectional/
Ensemble Activity

Drone!

Since Uilleann Pipes are known for their drone, March is a great time to introduce students to what a drone is and how to improvise. Get them away from that paper and make them explore!

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Bonding/Craft Activity

Pictionary!

My students LOVE Pictionary. I thought it was a blast from the past when it came to board games, but they all knew what it was and how to play. It's a great activity to do online or in person.

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Printable

Irish Investigations!

I don't know why, but students typically LOVE playing Irish tunes. They're so sing-songy! Instead of just sightreading them, print out this explanation of the instruments used as well as how the music is written. Form, texture, and other musical elements are also included. A great time to review these important concepts!

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The February 2022 edition includes...

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Lesson Activity

Valentine Sentiment Rhythmic Dictation!

A "sweet" way to practice rhythmic dictation. Your students will especially love that they get to keep the candy!

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Sectional/
Ensemble Activity

Pass the Note!

One of my favorite ways to teach teamwork, analytical listening, and body language.

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Bonding/Craft Activity

Pass the Bag

This is a great way for students to practice their creativity, review musical topics, or just have fun!

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Printable

Valentine Vignettes!

3 famous love stories about composers written in a student-friendly format. Listening examples included!

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The November 2021 edition includes...

The January 2022 edition includes...

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Lesson Activity

Practice buddy clothespins! 

Learn 4 different ways to use these practice buddies to help students practice more effectively.

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Sectional/
Ensemble Activity

2 great review games to play with small or large ensembles. Review important concepts from the first part of the school year to start the next semester strong!

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Bonding/Craft Activity

Therapeutic Snowflakes!

This is a great winter group activity to take away some of the stress of the new year and preparing for auditions.

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Printable

2 of my favorite practice charts! Great for starting the new year with new goals. Includes editable templates to make your own!

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The November 2022 edition includes...

Lesson Activity

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Holiday tune rhythmic dictation activity with variations.

Sectional/Ensemble Activity

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Seasonal food rhythmic warm ups and polyrhythm exercise.

Bonding/Craft Activity

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Snow people triads with 2 other activities and variations.

Printable

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The REAL history of "Jingle Bells."

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