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I love teaching music to kids! I am a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher and plan to share lessons about singing, playing instruments, recorder technique, creative movement, improvisation, guided listening, and other techniques that will help you teach music better! Find more information and ideas on my blog: www.MakeMomentsMatter.org
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/15/24. This week I shared about how I help students decode a piece and look for patterns, similarities, and clues in written music. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Fa…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/8/24. This week I shared about my recent first grade concert called "Animals Gone Wild!" If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share about the les…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/1/24. This week I shared three different ways to practice and reinforce singing voice and the sol-mi interval with primary grades. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Fac…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 3/25/24. This week I shared two different activities for recorder including poly spot matching and movement and Jigsaw Melodies. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Faceboo…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 3/18/24. This week I shared about some basic skills building I do with my beginning recorder players. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share ab…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 3/4/24. This week I shared my "first recorder lesson" with ideas about what to buy, how to prepare, and what to do on that first day! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Fa…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/26/24. This week I shared about lesson plan templates I've used over the years and thoughts about planning. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to …
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/19/24. This week I shared the book "Sing and Dance in your Polka Dot Pants" and how I use it in my classroom and with substitute teachers. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go liv…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/12/24. This week I shared about how my student teacher and I created a lesson for nonpitched percussion, rhythm reading, and dynamics. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/5/24. This week I shared about how my student teacher and I created a lesson with a poem and nonpitched percussion from scratch. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Faceb…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 1/29/24. This week I shared about how I use the song "Crosstown - When Billy Was One" in class with lesson ideas and process. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook a…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 1/22/24. This week I shared about how I use the book "Drum Dream Girl" in class and for substitute teacher plans. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 1/15/24. This week I shared about how I teach the song "Rattlin' Bog" with explanations, visual aids, and my process. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Insta…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 1/8/24. This week I shared about how I teach the poem "Bate Bate Chocolate" with explanations, visual aids, and video examples. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 12/11/23. This week I talked through many of your questions about teaching elementary music. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share about the l…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 12/4/23. This week I talked through some thoughts about classroom instruments: Boomwhackers, recorder, and ukulele! Ask your questions for next week's Musical Monday Video here: https://forms.gle/WYo1MHJSwYAa9nyT7 If you’re not familiar…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/27/23. This week I talked about including holiday material into your lessons (or not) and explored with Orba! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram …
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/13/23. This week I talked about using what you have to make your lessons really great - Thanksgiving Lesson Included! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and In…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/6/23. This week I talked about when and how to say "no" or "No, thank you" and why to say "yes" to professional community building! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on F…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/30/23. This week I shared about how I've changed and revamped my patriotic-themed concert over the years. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to s…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/23/23. This week I shared some thoughts about how to incorporate Native American History Month into your classroom in authentic ways. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/16/23. This week I shared some thoughts about how to extend lessons to get the most out of your content. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to sh…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/9/23. This week I shared some thoughts about multiple ways to use children's books in the classroom even if it feels tricky to include them in a natural way. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. E…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/2/23. This week I shared some thoughts about perfectionism in education and how you might teach basic dictation of rhythm, body percussion, and melody. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/25/23. This week I shared some thoughts about Halloween - books to use, ideas to try out, and some things to avoid. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Insta…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/18/23. This week I shared some thoughts about social media, what to avoid, how to stay involved, and how to keep your head through all of it. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go …
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/11/23. This week I shared about how to get started using books for Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month. I also talked about a call & response/attention getter to AVOID and why people use the terms Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month.…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/4/23. This week I shared about books with Asian representation that you should use or lose. I talked about "Tikki Tikki Tembo" and "Suki's Kimono." If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 8/28/23. This week I shared about books and songs to add to and edit from your classroom. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share about the less…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/24/23. This week I shared about five different lessons you can use with older grades at the end of the year. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/17/23. This week I shared about how I organize, teach, and pull off a family folk dance night. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share about t…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/10/23. This week I shared about my concerts from this school year and how I plan for future years. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share abo…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 4/3/23. This week I shared songs, costumes, and other details about my recent first grade concert called "Going to the Farm." If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook a…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 3/27/23. This week I shared a simple idea about using nonpitched percussion instruments with rhythm reading that could be used with any grade. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go l…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 3/20/23. This week I shared about how I use one recorder resource as a warmup, in large group work, and in centers. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagr…
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In this episode I’m talking with Andrew Ellingsen about Orff Schulwerk and Kodály-inspired teaching. We talk about the similarities, differences, application of each teaching approach, teacher education levels training, and a lot more. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Orff and Kodaly Adapted for the Elementary School: https://amzn.to/2F8ms2s Org…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 3/6/23. This week I shared about how I used a "challenge rhythm" at the beginning of class for grades 1-5 to focus the lesson and bring in new concepts. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern t…
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In this episode I’m talking with Lorelei Batisla-ong about Orff Schulwerk. In our conversation we talk primarily about how the ukulele can be introduced using the Orff approach and some tips, tricks, and lesson ideas for incorporating ukulele into your lessons. Resources mentioned in the podcast: AOSA Music Advocacy Resources: http://aosa.org/resou…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/27/23. This week I shared how I planned, prepped, and pulled off my recent second grade concert themed around food! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Insta…
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In this episode I’m talking with Laura Bercaw Petersen about Orff Schulwerk. In our conversation we talk primarily about how movement and dance function as a part of the Orff approach and ways that you can incorporate movement into your lessons. Resources mentioned in the podcast: General Orff Schulwerk Books -- The Schulwerk (Orff): https://amzn.t…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/20/23. This week I shared some ideas about how to interview for a job, sample questions you might be asked, and things to consider asking your interviewer! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. East…
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In this episode I’m talking with Karen Petty about the world of Orff Schulwerk. We talk about how to get kids started on the instruments, mallet exploration, recorder tidbits, some movement ideas, teacher education levels, and a lot more. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Teacher Education “Levels” Courses Directory: http://bit.ly/2uIRJJk Three t…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/13/23. This week I shared some ideas about how to look for jobs, network with colleagues, and set up a portfolio to share with potential employers. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time…
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In this episode I’m talking with Josh Southard about the world of Orff Schulwerk and the instruments often used in Orff classrooms. We talk about how to get kids started on the instruments, pitched percussion exploration, instrument tips and tricks, how many/what kind of instruments to purchase, some instrument care ideas, and lots more! Resources …
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 2/6/23. This week I shared about the dance "Pata Pata" and how to teach students to look for similarities and differences. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and …
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In this episode I get a chance to discuss everything recorder with my friend Natasha Thurmon. In this conversation we talk primarily about ways to approach teaching the recorder, some common practices, resources to consider, and more! Resources mentioned in this podcast: Music For Children CD Recordings (English): https://amzn.to/2pDMzJD Musica Poe…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 1/30/23. This week I shared about how to use visual aids to help students understand melodies and song form. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to s…
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In this episode I’m talking with Beth Melin Nelson about Orff Schulwerk. In our conversation we talk primarily about how movement and dance function as a part of the Orff approach and ways that you can incorporate movement into your lessons. I had a spelling error while recording the podcast so please see corrected hashtags to follow below! Also kn…
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This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 1/23/23. This week I shared about how to create rhythmic poems and body percussion pieces to go along with books. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram…
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What does it mean to be an "Orff teacher," how can you include pitched and nonpitched instruments into lessons, what are tips for teaching recorder, how about ideas about teaching on a cart? I thought it would be fun to revisit a series of conversations I had with Orff specialists from 2018 where I explore those exact questions! In this encore epis…
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