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    by Meghan Cabral

    (106 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Are you looking for a new and more efficient way to approach beginning band? LOOK NO FURTHER. This teacher guide will give you all the tools you need to flip your classroom into a much more efficient beginning band experience for both you and your students.
  • 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 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.
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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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    Drum O’Clock

    $20.00

    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. 
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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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    Edward’s Rhythm Sticks

    $15.00
    Interactive eBook This is an eBook for digital download.  Music is Everywhere! Edward’s Rhythm Sticks is a story that shows how much music is a part of our lives. This story illustrates just how fun music can be and how even the simplest things can be made into instruments. This story is a great way for parents and teachers alike to teach rhythm, pattern and sequence. Most of all, parents and teachers can use this engaging interactive eBook to bridge learning, music, literacy and having fun together. Note: To access the interactive flip book, you must check out with an account, not anonymously.
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    This is an eBook for digital download.  Click along to Edward's Rhythm Sticks with this engaging teaching guide! In this guide, Franklin Willis provides ideas for educators and parents to engage with the story in Edward's Rhythm Sticks through activities including a word search, secret phrase worksheets, questions about the story, and coloring pages. Franklin offers ideas for how you can make this story come to life at home and in the classroom while connecting your kids with their own cultures of music-making. This PDF can be used digitally for remote learning or printed.
  • From Across the Street

    $20.00
    From Across the Street takes Pati, an American Dominican girl who visits her Grandmother in the Dominican Republic during the summertime, on a musical exploration into one of the most widely spread Dominican folkloric musical traditions, “Los Palos.” Readers will enjoy learning about the different sounds and instruments in the culture of the Dominican Palos tradition. Del otro lado de la calle lleva a Pati, una niña dominicana estadounidense que va a visitar a su abuela a la República Dominicana en los veranos, a una exploración musical de una de las tradiciones folclóricas musicales dominicanas más difundidas, los Palos. Los lectores disfrutarán aprendiendo sobre los diferentes sonidos e instrumentos en la cultura de la tradición dominicana de los Palos. This is a digital download that includes a PDF and a web-based interactive flipbook
  • 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!
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    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.
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    Living in Harmony

    $15.00$60.00
    Living in Harmony featuring lead vocalist Allison Suey, is a musical work inspired by recent national and worldwide events that have impacted our communities. The lyric establishes that it is possible to live in harmony with one another but it’s a choice we each individually must make. Available for flexible choral arrangements and with piano accompaniment or full orchestration. Get 15% off your order with the code "Harmony" at checkout! (Expires March 25th, 2022) Sample Track:
  • 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.
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    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.
  • Music in the Air
    Interactive eBook This is an eBook for digital download. Each purchase comes with a PDF version of the book and an interactive flipbook with sound.  Ms. Niki’s Music in the Air eBook takes children on a journey to discover sounds that are always around us. In the story, Ms. Niki asks children in her Music class to listen closely to the sounds and the rhythmic patterns in the air. First, Ms. Niki’s Music Class follows her to the playground to discover the sounds of music. Those sounds include the clapping of children cheering. Next, they begin to clap to the beat. Then Ms. Niki gets the children to hear the rhythms of the stomps from children dancing. Lastly, she points out the pattern of sounds from the insects in the trees. Note: To access the interactive flipbook, you must check out with an account, not anonymously.
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    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.
  • 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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    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.
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    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.

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