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Peter and the Wolf

Visuals / Worksheets / Assessments (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 Recordings of instruments / character themes Narrated by Lina Prokofiev – Amazon  |  iTunes Narrated by Sir …

Nutcracker Ballet – Lessons & Resources

Visuals (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 1 1 1 2 Handouts / Worksheets / Assessments (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 3 4 4 4 5 6 …

Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends

Info This tune is John Philip Sousa‘s Stars and Stripes Forever. Lyrics (Melody by John Philip Sousa, Lyrics Anonymous) Be kind to your web-footed friendsFor a duck may be somebody’s mother,Be kind to your friends in the swampWhere the weather …

Form Worksheets

Teaching Suggestions When your goal is to have the students fill out A,B,C, etc. on a form worksheet or assessment, they first need to be very familiar with the piece, or at least portions of the piece. For some students, …

Composing-D,E,G,A,B,C,’D’

Lesson ideas Working with partners, students write their own rhythm with 4 beats per measure. (If they want to use a whole note, they may only use one in the last measure.) Give them some pointers: write rhythms in patterns. …

Composition-EGAB

Lesson Ideas Teach the chant: “Tapping at the window, knocking at the door, stomping dirty gym shoes on my floor.” (See Composition Sheet for the rhythm). They write the melody (absolute note names) under the rhythms on the composition page. …

Composition-Pentatonic

Composing Melodies with the Pentatonic Scale Keys of F or G (both examples are provided). F is preferable for singing within most students’ range, but G is preferable if you are also teaching them absolute note names because of recorders …

Composition-mi, so, la

Lesson 1 Demonstrate xylophone – which note is which (only mi, so and la: E, G and A) I play a pattern on xylophone as I sing on solfege, they sing back, then add Curwen hand signs Pass out paper xylophone, …

John Philip Sousa

Poster / Worksheets / Assessment (See downloads at bottom of page.) Quick Facts Nickname: The March King Born in Washington, D.C., U.S. Band Director Stars and Stripes Forever: our national march Invented the Sousaphone, a tuba for a marching band …

Beethoven

Poster / Worksheets / Assessment (See downloads at bottom of page.) Quick Facts Born in Germany, lived most of his life in Austria Played piano and violin Father treated him badly and forced him to practice for long hours Father …

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