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Teaching Timbre with Art Music

Teaching Timbre with Art Music

Back in November, I wrote about how to teach tempo using art music. I covered pieces by Florence Price, Johannes Brahms, and Alton Adams. In this post, I’m going to discuss how to use Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango to teach timbre; specifically the wind...
I Wonder Where Maria’s Gone

I Wonder Where Maria’s Gone

When it comes to folk dancing, I think we sometimes forget what it feels like to be a kid. We forget that we self-administered the “cootie shot” and thought it was the height of embarrassment to be accused of “liking” someone (particularly if...
Needle’s Eye

Needle’s Eye

Keeping the attention of a large class of kindergarten students, can be a lot like trying to thread a needle. Without intense concentration and purposefulness, you can end up causing yourself pain. Needle’s Eye provides a fun game, a simple song, and a great...