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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 4 – Music Teacher

In part 4 of the “Kids Discover Music Careers” series, I will be talking about my experience as an elementary music teacher.  There are many types of music teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Music teachers are some of the hardest working people I know and do so many things that may or may not go unnoticed.  Not to mention, students learn so much in music classes.  Are you curious what it takes […]

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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 3 – Technical Arts

In today’s post, Rik Hedlund talks about his career in the technical arts field.   He works behind the scenes at our church as well as for different events around town helping with the technical side of the music industry.  But, he is also a very talented musician who uses his love of music to help him with producing.  His knowledge of music allows him to hear what is going on around him and make […]

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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 2 – Singer

This is post 2 in the series that teaches kids about the different careers in music.  Today, I am excited to share a guest post written by Kaci Berry, a music teacher, singer, and worship leader who talks about her journey to becoming a singer and how she uses singing in her career.  If your child has ever wondered what it takes to make a career out of being a singer, then do yourself a […]

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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 1 – Piano Accompanist

Has your child always wondered about what it would be like to have a music career?  Have they wondered how to pursue these different careers and what steps to take to get there?  In this 5 part series, we will be taking a closer look at what it is really like to pursue music as a career.  In today’s post, we will be exploring all things that go into being a piano accompanist.     1. […]

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How to Integrate Music and Foreign Language

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There are so many different spoken languages. While teaching foreign language, music helps form connections between the language being sung and the history behind that country.  Not to mention, learning languages and music from around the world is so much fun!  Integrating music with any subject is one of my favorite things to do.  So, this post is all about how to integrate music and foreign language. Learn About the […]

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How Poetry and Music Go Hand in Hand

To celebrate National poetry month, the music educator in me wanted to share how poetry and music go hand in hand.  I love using poetry to teach music, because there are so many similar characteristics between them.   There is truly nothing I love more than forming connections between music and other subjects.   Poetry and music both have… Rhythms and tempo When you read a piece of music, there are many notes to be […]

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Music and Social Studies Integration Ideas for Kids

While in school, I never had a teacher who made learning history, geography, or social studies fun and exciting.  It wasn’t until a music teacher taught a “50 States” song, that I realized I could retain and memorize facts.  So, when I became a music teacher, I wanted my student’s to not only learn the objectives I was required to teach, but also make learning other subjects fun by integrating them with music.  If you […]

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3 Fun Ways Piano Student’s can Practice Curving their Fingers

One of the hardest concepts to teach and for piano student’s to learn is how to curve their fingers.  It is a challenge because children don’t understand why it’s so important and curving our fingers doesn’t come naturally.  Curving the fingers is important because as lessons progress and the piano repertoire gets harder, correct technique makes a world of difference.  The fingers are able to move with more ease and have greater touch control when […]

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How to Teach Music to the Hearing Impaired Child

I have said it before and I’ll say it again…EVERY child can and should learn music. I never want any student to feel like they can’t learn music because of a disability.   In this blog post, I want to give you ideas for how to teach music to the hearing impaired child.  Some of the most gifted musicians  have had a hearing impairment, but they did not let that hinder them.     Famous Musicians […]

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It’s Springtime…Let’s Sing About Rain

It’s Springtime…let’s sing about rain.  Springtime is for rain, thunderstorms, flowers blooming, and even more rain.  There are so many fun songs and activities that kids will enjoy learning.  In this post, I am sharing some of my absolute favorites.  As well as learning the songs with the motions, kids can add shakers or other instruments that sound like rain, and can even make a thunderstorm by adding drums.   It’s Raining, It’s Pouring It’s […]

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