• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Middle School General Music Middle-School-General-Music---FINAL

    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.
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    by K. Michelle Lewis

    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! 
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    Drum O’Clock

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    by K. Michelle Lewis

    (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. 
  • The Comprehensive Beginning Guitar Curriculum

    by Sarah Gulish

    (47 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. The Comprehensive Beginning Guitar Curriculum is a must-read for any music educator tasked with teaching a modern guitar class. This detailed text provides philosophy, unit plans, and resources for the development and execution of a relevant and engaging guitar program. INCLUDES: • video examples • classroom handouts & assessments • a space for typing notes directly into the PDF
  • The Art of Child’s Play: Bringing Playground Culture into Elementary General Music

    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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    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 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 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.
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    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

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