• ABA gallery photos action based approaches

    edited by Steve Holley, Kat Reinhert, and Zack Moir

    (208 Pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Action-based Approaches in Popular Music Education delves into the practices and philosophies of 26 experienced music educators who understand both the how and the why of popular music education. This edited collection represents the variety, the diversity, and the multiplicity of ideas and approaches to the teaching and learning of popular music.    
  • by Chelsea Perrine

    (65 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  In this book, you will find research to support a well-rounded and focused education for music students with special needs, templates for goal tracking and lesson planning, and suggestions for lessons and units for your students. This adaptive music curriculum is geared towards secondary-level students. This is the second publication in the Kent State Curriculum Series.
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    by Alecia Hanold

    (189 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  An Introductory Music Theory Curriculum provides a way for teachers to make the study of introductory music theory more engaging, collaborative, meaningful, and approachable for high-school level musicians. This book includes an overview of constructivism and constructivist pedagogy as well as full, detailed lesson plans for ten units of study in beginning music theory.   This is the first publication in the Kent State Curriculum Series.
  • choral connections

    By Marci Major and Hannah Knauss

    (146 pages PLUS over 100 pages of editable materials) This is an eBook for digital download. 
    Do you wonder how best to blend in-person and online learning? Are you looking for ways to keep your ensemble members connected and engaged for this upcoming year? Packed with projects to connect and engage you and your students more to each other, music, and the world, this book will empower students to be in a growth mindset in and beyond the rehearsal setting. Even though we focus on the choral setting, directors of all ensemble types will find valuable information in this 140 page book. By purchasing this book, you'll also receive over 100 pages in supplemental material including editable worksheets, assessments, and student examples!
  • by Sarah Gulish and Victoria Boler

    (12 Pages + over 25 pages of editable resources)

    This is an eBook for digital download.  The purpose of this book is to provide resources for music teachers looking to collect data to better advocate for their programs and reach students. This interactive PDF describes the various types of data, how they can be collected, and how they can be used to create a music program story to share with community members and administrators. Each purchase includes access to a google drive folder with dozens of resources and templates that can be copied and edited, including email templates, google questionnaire forms for students, parents, and colleagues, conversation starters with administrators, sample qualitative stories, sample quantitative stories, and more.
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    by Kat Reinhert and Sarah Gulish

    (11 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Do you want to write songs but don't know where to start? Are you an educator looking to incorporate more songwriting in the classroom but don't know how? This resource includes five tips and strategies for getting started with songwriting in the classroom from the authors of Songwriting for Music Educators. 
  • by Sarah Gulish 

    This is an eBook for digital download. There is growing evidence that a regular gratitude practice will improve well-being and mental health. However, what does it look like to have a regular classroom gratitude practice? This resource contains 50 journal prompts/discussion questions centered on ten themes of gratitude. The questions are general enough to apply to any music classroom at any age level.
  • Diatonic Harmony

    by Doug Large

    (60 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Harmony and Composition made easy with NUMU is designed for the academic calendar with exercises, tests, mid-year and final exams. Once a musician understands even a little harmony (how chords are built) and composition (how chords fit together), it sets them free. An in depth study of Harmony & Composition from a ground-breaking, simplified perspective. Music is based on interval formulas. Only NUMU (Number Music) can clearly illustrate these formulas. This eBook comes with a separate PDF containing midterm and final exams!
  • by Chelsea Dehner

    (67 slides) This is digital resource. This resource provides everything you need to recreate a music performance project for your staff or your students. Through covering John Lennon's Imagine, school staff can build community and connect with their students, whether virtual or in-person. Use the editable files that accompany this tutorial to create meaning and have some fun with those around you!
  • Compiled by David A. Williams

    ( 459 pages) This is an electronic resource for digital download.  This book contains ten curricular settings for guitar classes that are based on learner-centered pedagogical principles. Each class example was created by a pair of undergraduate music education students who were enrolled in a music education methods class designed to build skills in learner-centered techniques. These students were also co-enrolled in an ensemble course where they put their understanding into practice. In addition, they worked with k-12 students in learner-centered practicum settings. While the students lacked full-time teaching experience they were certainly grounded in learner-centered pedagogical concepts. Our hope is that music teachers, at all levels, will find ideas and inspiration in this book. Ideas and inspiration for interesting new music classes that include guitars, and for ways to enhance existing guitar classes. Ideas and inspiration that will stimulate students and help them grow into lifelong music makers.
  • by Jessica Peresta

    (74 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Teaching elementary music is rewarding, yet exhausting, no matter if you’re a new or veteran teacher.  There are so many things that happen during any given day, and it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and maxed out when you’re not expecting it.   After reading through the pages of Make A Note, you’ll find your confidence, identify feelings that may have held you back, and will feel prepared to tackle any unexpected challenges that may come up during the school year.
  • Self-Care for Music Teachers

    by Sarah Gulish & Danielle Larrick

    (20 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Want to know how to achieve a more balanced life as a music teacher? While there is no perfect formula to make life balanced and easy, there are ways in which we can create space and focus to avoid burnout and thrive in our careers. Backed by research and told through the experience of two music educators, this book provides practical tips for music teacher self-care through managing emotions, creating sound spaces, making music fun, outsourcing, and blocking time.

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