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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • by Patrick K. Cooper and David C. Cooper

    ( 154 pages) This is an electronic resource for digital download.  This book gives readers the knowledge they need to understand, appreciate, and create the art of radio production from broadcast to podcast. Throughout this book will be step-by-step instructions (lesson plans) for how to format and organize your show based on the type of listening experience you are trying to create. Teachers, students, hobbyists, and amateurs will learn how to craft their skills to make professional-quality broadcasts and podcasts to share with the world.
  • by Steve Holley

    (150 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Coaching a Popular Music Ensemble is a comprehensive guide for the music teacher striving to meet the changing needs of their students, the university music educator examining our current music education paradigm, and the band director trying to expand their school’s music program. Using his broad experiences as an educator and Memphis musician, Holley details the philosophy and approaches he developed to create a culturally responsive, learner-driven popular music program.
  • by Matthew Clauhs

    This is an eBook for digital download. This e-book presents a variety of exploration, improvisation, and composition activities that foster creativity in young band students, and serves as a supplement to a traditional band method book. This interactive resource includes video examples, play-along accompaniments, lesson plans, and customizable worksheets, all designed to work with any instrumentation in small group and large group band settings
  • Drum O’Clock

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    by Yeshima

    (55 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  The purpose of this book is to present a well-rounded approach to music that engages the learner from multiple perspectives using accessible instruments found around the home, as well as the voice and body percussion.  The pedagogy originated from a collection of philosophies found in Orff Schulwerk, Social and Emotional Learning, Community Drum Circles, and Mindfulness. These lessons can be modified for homeschool populations, Non-Traditional Instruction, General Music Classes, and/or community-building events.  This PDF includes links to YouTube videos, plans, and materials for sixteen engaging lesson plans. This book is geared towards upper elementary students. 
  • by Yeshima

    This is a PDF for digital download.  The purpose of this lesson plan is to present a well-rounded approach to music that engages the learner from multiple perspectives using accessible instruments found around the home, as well as the voice and body percussion.  The pedagogy originated from a collection of philosophies found in Orff Schulwerk, Social and Emotional Learning, Community Drum Circles, and Mindfulness. These lessons can be modified for homeschool populations, Non-Traditional Instruction, General Music Classes, and/or community-building events.  This PDF includes links to YouTube videos, plans, and materials for a lesson plan centered on Peace! 
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Keep the Drumming Alive

    $8.00

    by Nathaniel Strawbridge

    (19 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  This eBook provides resources and visuals to "keep the drumming" alive in the music curriculum, whether in-person or virtual. Through the lens of Sinte drumming, Nathaniel Strawbridge provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate drum circle instruction and encourage proper playing technique and sound production through helpful diagrams and a cultural-historical context.
  • 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.
  • by Danielle Larrick

    (32 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Whether you’re a veteran teacher or just entering your teaching career, Middle School General Music: A Guidebook to Navigating the Unkown, will act as a guide to get you through your days. With tips and resources, this book will hopefully open a conversation geared specifically toward middle school general music so that we may continue to grow as musician educators.
  • by Amelia Garbisch

    (22 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Orff On a Budget is a book for PreK-8 music educators who try to make the most of a music program on a limited budget.  Within the book, music educators will find detailed arrangements, music activities, chants, movement, and games to help music educators use Orff Schulwerk in classrooms that do not have a traditional instrumentarium or Orff Instruments.
  • 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.
  • by Gareth Dylan Smith

    This is an eBook for digital download. This book is aimed at intermediate to more advanced drummers. Written by a seasoned professional drummer and drum educator from London, England, Sound Advice for Drummers provides tips and provocations about practising, performing, rehearsing, recording and creating music from behind the drums. It is an essential read for aspiring professional drummers.
  • by Gareth Dylan Smith

    69 Pages This is an eBook for digital download. This book is aimed at intermediate to more advanced drummers. Written by a seasoned professional drummer and drum educator from London, England, Sound Advice for Drummers provides tips and provocations about practising, performing, rehearsing, recording and creating music from behind the drums. It is an essential read for aspiring professional drummers.
  • by Amelia Garbisch

    (35 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Teaching Music in the Virtual Classroom: Elementary Edition contains comprehensive lesson plans and teaching resources designed for distance learning in Elementary Music. Within its pages, you will find tips and strategies to help plan creative lessons using the "CEEMS" method of virtual teaching (collaborate, energize, engage, motivate, support).  Activities include interactive music games, energizing and amusing short activities, and collaborative ideas to help motivate and engage your students.
  • by Michelle Rose

    ( 82 pages + dozens of downloadable files) This is an eBook for digital download.  When Michelle Rose first started teaching music online, she felt like she went straight back to her first year of teaching and there wasn’t much guidance available for K-12 music educators, especially in regards to performance ensembles. Teaching Music Online: A Comprehensive Guide for K-12 Music Educators is full of everything Michelle learned during her experience of teaching music at a full time virtual school. Her book is a balance of practical advice, innovative teaching strategies, and educational philosophy designed to help teachers transition into online music education.
  • by Benjamin Taylor and Joseph Sowa

    (23 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Creativity and collaboration in the classroom is easier and more fun than you might think. The creative exercises and improvisational games collected in this book were designed to help students of all abilities feel comfortable in improvising and creating new music. They have been road tested by the Music Creators Academy and are now being used as a resource by band, choir, and orchestra directors with great success.
  • by Jessica Grant

    (110 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Use the code "tifortwo" at checkout and receive $5 off this journal when purchased with the accompanying Afternoon Ti Book. The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music Journal allows you to take your music education experience one step further as you apply what you learn in the book The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music. You'll spend time reflecting through journaling, writing personal insights, creating lessons, and looking at the things you love about teaching in a refreshing new light.
  • by Jessica Grant

    (177 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Bundle and Save! Use the code "tifortwo" at checkout and receive $5 off the accompanying Afternoon Ti Guide to Teaching Music: Journal. Whether you are a first-year teacher or have been teaching for many years, The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music has practical applications you can use for your personal teaching situation. Jessica shares what she has learned as an elementary and middle school general music teacher and provides guidance on incorporating fresh ideas into your classroom. You’ll read about numerous areas pertaining to music education including music approaches, time management and organization tips, rehearsal and performance preparation ideas, using technology in the classroom, how to talk with your administration, and more. Lesson plan examples are included throughout the book. The purpose of this book is to allow you to learn about tried and true methods for teaching music, gather new ideas for you to try, and provide specific ways to implement those ideas into your classroom. The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music Journal (purchased separately) allows you to take your learning one step further through journaling, writing personal insights, creating lessons, and looking at the things you love about teaching in a refreshing new light.
  • by Martina Vasil

    (19 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. From Fred Rogers to Carl Orff, the art of child’s play has been recognized as the “work” of children. This e-book contains handclapping games from school playgrounds in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. All have been adapted for classroom use. As you work through this e-book, consider the following questions as you try out the materials with your students:
    • How sensitive am I to children’s musical knowledge?
    • Have I ever made an effort to discover what children are already doing musically?
    • What do I know about how children play today?
    • What do I know about the content of children’s play today?
    • How can we take children’s play and adapt it for the classroom to reach musical, social, and emotional goals?

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