The Basics of the Elements of Music is a bundle of all-in-one interactive music lessons which guide students through the sights, sounds, and feel of the elements of music. These PowerPoint slideshows use real-life pictures and playalong recordings to keep students meaningfully engaged in each element of music. This bundle is the perfect introduction to the musical elements. Scroll down to see each file individually. The elements of music featured include: beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, harmony, form, timbre, tempo, and texture.
The Music History Quick Guide Bundle is a complete set of music samples, videos, fun facts, vocabulary, and major composers from each period in music history. The interactive slideshows allow you to introduce middle school or junior high students to music from each period in music history, while keeping them engaged with relevant content and creative supplemental activities.
This bundle features assessments designed for ease-of-use. Each assessment is half-page and formatted in black and white for easy printing and storage. Concepts covered are timbre, tempo, form, dynamics, pitch, and rhythms. Choose from multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and matching formats.
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and ownership of learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more. Also included is an editable version, so that you can customize student directions and/or adjust music terminology to fit your needs!
This music interactive notebook bundle contains interactive notebooks for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students with over 500 pages of material. This bundle is packed full of great tools for assessing music students while encouraging creativity and ownership of learning.
This product is geared toward students who’ve studied the pentatonic scale (d,r,m,s,l). The composing cards show 4-beat Solfa patterns, which students use to arrange their own composition. Guide students through vocal warm-ups, practice sight-singing, and finish with composing using the printable Solfege cards.
The Rhythm Chairs Game Bundle is a physically active and engaging way to teach students beat versus rhythm in the elementary or middle school music classroom. Students sit in the chairs to show how many sounds are on each beat, with each chair representing one beat. With all six sets of Rhythm Chairs Games, students will see and feel the difference between beat and rhythm. Most importantly, they’ll have fun doing it! Read my blog post about this engaging game here.
No Prep Activities for Elementary Music is a collection of over 60 video links with accompanying worksheets. It’s perfect for those days when you need a quick and easy no-prep lesson plan for elementary music students. These activities are ideal for non-music and musically-trained substitute teachers alike. Videos are geared toward students in grades K-4.
No Prep Activities for Music is a collection of over 25 video links with accompanying worksheets. It’s perfect for those days when you need a quick and easy no-prep lesson plan for middle school, junior high, or high school music students. These activities are ideal for non-music and musically-trained substitute teachers alike. Videos are geared toward students in grades 5-12.
This customizable music teacher planner and binder set includes absolutely everything you need to keep your music classes organized throughout the year. It contains over 135 pages of customizable forms, binder covers, checklists, schedules, curriculum maps, scope and sequence forms, lesson plans, weekly planners, and more! Simply copy and paste student lists and other important information into editable PowerPoint pages to print or save digitally on your computer desktop. Step-by-step tutorials are included to show you how to customize each page, print, assemble, and use your planner. The covers and calendars will be updated each summer so that you can use this planner for multiple years.
Instrument Riddles is a fun, engaging activity to teach your students about musical instruments. This multi-purpose resource can be used as flashcards, display, part of a scavenger hunt, and assessment. The possibilities are endless! Best of all, your students will have a blast reading the riddles and seeing if they know the correct instrument.
The Parent-Teacher Slideshow for Music is an interactive, multi-purpose slideshow that can be used for parent-teacher conferences, open house night, Back to School, Music in our Schools Month, Celebrate the Arts Night, and more! Included is a slideshow with blank templates in which you can insert your favorite classroom pictures to create a virtual photo album for parents and students to enjoy.
These Solfege Composing Cards are color-coded to match Boomwhackers™ or colored bells. The Solfege cards are perfect for creating simple student compositions or playing with instruments. Students will feel confident playing and composing with these Solfege manipulatives! Simply cut along the lines and laminate for extended use.
The Basics of Beat Lesson Ideas are a fantastic resource for any elementary music teacher. The lesson plan can be used to accompany the Basics of Beat Presentation, but can also be used as a stand-alone lesson plan to teach steady beat in elementary music.
This free sampler features 10 stand-alone pages from my Music Interactive Notebook Bundle. This music interactive notebook sampler features a variety of musical concepts appropriate for a wide range of grade levels. If you’re unsure about how to begin interactive notebooks in the elementary music classroom, this is a great place to start!
No Prep Activities for Music Sampler is a free collection of six video links with two accompanying worksheets. It’s perfect for those days when you need a quick and easy no-prep lesson plan for elementary or middle school music students. These activities are ideal for non-music and musically-trained substitute teachers alike. This resource is a free sample from my full versions.
SQUILT stands for super quiet un-interrupted listening time. These free music worksheets are a great way to get students writing about music. Students are encourage to write about the music elements in the piece or draw a picture representing what they hear. This is a great listening activity that keeps students engaged, while encouraging them to be active listeners in music class!
Keep your desktop computer organized and effecient with these feather-themed desktop organizers! These desktop organizers are customizable and allow you to organize your desktop’s items into groupings of 3, 4, or 5 to keep it clutter-free and organized. Each organizer has a feather design with watercolor accents. You can choose between purple with deep purple accents or white with sheer turquoise accents.