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Hey! I’m planning to take an Orff Level 1 course this summer. Any tips, tricks, or advice as I prepare? Also, what other trainings would you recommend for elementary general music teachers? Thanks in … more

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I have a hand full of k-5 students who have gone the first half of the school year without music because of remote learning. Our district is moving to 100% traditional teaching after the MLK holiday. … more

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So how are you planing to do mallet work this year with disinfecting in between kids, classes, etc?

Did anyone else’s back-to-school plan not include music at all? I’ve been told I’m still supposed to teach music this year, but they haven’t announced any plans for it yet. You’d think the classes tha… more

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Hi! Can someone recommend a source for learning how do simple, fun music lessons on Zoom? I teach first grade and use music for my transitions. I would also like to play songs for them with my guit… more

Just heard that my district will have classroom and live-recording learning. I’m thankful because I now can feed my family, my newborn and a recent-sponsored wife! I’m scared because I’m almost 50 a… more

How are you preparing your music classroom for long term shut down? I put small stuff away. Covered all shelves, floor drums, Orff instruments with sheets to deter dust accumulation.

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Out of curiosity, how do you all feel about the “haha, recorder is a joke” jab from other teachers? While I enjoy a good laugh, it kind of bothers me coming from non-music teachers.

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Any advice for how to get tarnish off of glockenspiel bars?

What are some VERY SIMPLE yet engaging activities (that don’t involve paper and pencil) that you use on the first days of general music? I teach 4th and 5th grade.

How do you set up your classroom? What can you tell me about how often you use instruments? What do you do to make them accessible? Thanks so much.

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If anyone needs awesome, fun music activities, search Vincent Bates on youtube. He's a music education professor and has his music education students play music games so we can learn, too!

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What are some of your favortie end of year activities?

How often and for how long do you see your kids?

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