Reading is always more fun if you can sing the book! We had a lot of fun with our “Starry Night” lesson at Fishtown Recreation this semester. The students learned about Van Gogh’s famous painting and made their own interpretations.
For the music portion of the class, I did a classic sing-a-long with a twist. I read a picture book version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” with extended verses that talked about different environments around the world, and what it’s like to gaze up at the stars from them. It was easy for the students to repeat the new verses and learn new information because they were so familiar with the melody of the song.
Rhythm can be a very abstract concept to grasp, especially for young students. When teaching students new rhythms, mnemonic devices can be very useful. The easier to remember the better. … Continue reading Rhythmic Fruit
One of the first lessons I like to do with pre-schoolers is teaching about the families of instruments. I try to use instruments that the students likely already know as … Continue reading Instrument Families
This is a list of Vocabulary words the Pre-School students have learned over the course of the Fall semester at Fishtown Recreation Center: Rhythm – patterns found in the duration, … Continue reading Pre-School Music Vocabulary
Students at Cione Recreation Center are rock stars! They started creating their own guitars with Styrofoam and construction paper. I had drawn and cut the guitar shapes out of recycled … Continue reading Rock N’ Roll!
At the beginning of every session with the preschoolers at Fishtown Recreation Center I always start with a movement activity. Movement routines are one of the best ways to start … Continue reading Movement and Meditation
Last week, at both Cione and Towey Rec Centers, I asked the students, “Who knows what a treble clef is? What about a bass clef?” No hands were raised. I … Continue reading Treble Clefs & Bass Clefs
Last Tuesday at Cione Recreation Center, we had a blast learning about our breath. We started the class sitting in a circle, and all “OM’d” together. “OM” is a Sanskrit … Continue reading Meditation, Freezedance, & Ukulele
Pre-Kindergarten Great site for music lesson plans – we are adapting for our preschool youth music through Art Programs Share the post “Music Lesson Plan Resources” Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter … Continue reading Music Lesson Plan Resources
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