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Teaching Tempo with Art Music

It can seem overwhelming to incorporate western art music into the elementary music classroom. The attention span of students is equal to that of a goldfish or me when I'm attempting to do math. The 27-minute symphony that makes you break down into happy tears every...

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October Favorites

If you're new to my blog, then you're also new to my monthly favorites posts. Each month, I write about the things I loved in music education, food, entertainment, geekdom, and any other topic I find worthwhile. It may seem strange to see this type of post on a music...

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Sailor, Sailor on the Sea

Sailor, Sailor on the Sea is a great song for practicing do, re, and mi or to practice steady beat with 6/8 meter. The circle game would work well with your younger students and would be a fantastic opportunity to assess pitch-matching or beat-keeping skills. This...

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I’m Jennifer, a music teacher turned teacher-author and blogger here at The Yellow Brick Road.