Author Archives: Curtis Hollembeak

About Curtis Hollembeak

Psalm 118:14, "The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation." Curtis currently lives in Rockford, IL with his wife and three children. Curtis works as church and school music director at the Berean Baptist Church. He has been a music educator and director for over 15 years.

Scope and Sequence

I posted K5 goals because I know how far I can take a group of Kindergartners. I posted the 4th grade goals, because I had a general idea of where I wanted those children to end up. So, I went … Continue reading

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Successful People Are Not Normal!

This post is in honor of Ivan Bickett, who has taken the step of leaving his ordinary job to become extraordinarily self-employed. Having spent the last several years reading and studying about the subject of business, and having recently been … Continue reading

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What’s the Plan, Man? – 4th Grade

4th Grade Music Curriculum Goals Identify all major key signatures by name and number of accidentals Identify and perform common tempo markings Identify and perform all dynamic markings Demonstrate proper wind instrument technique on the Precorder Perform notes on Precorder … Continue reading

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What’s the Plan, Man? – K5

My wife and I had a nice long chat with some homeschooling friends of ours last night. I was attempting to get a feel for what types of music education materials I should provide for homeschooling parents to give their … Continue reading

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Kids Are Great!

I was going through some old files on my computer the other day, and I ran across this “motivational poster” I made several years ago. I got a good laugh out of it, and I thought you might enjoy seeing … Continue reading

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Homeschool Music Survey Now Online!

Thanks to Google docs, I now have the FundaMusic survey online! If you are a homeschooling parent, I would love to have some feedback from you concerning what types of homeschool music education products you would like to have available. … Continue reading

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Fun Tip for Beginning Piano Students

My children, aged 7, 8 and 9 just began taking formal piano lessons this summer. We had worked with all three of them about 4 years ago on the piano before we had a major move and life change interrupt. … Continue reading

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Who Are You Calling Chicken?

I have started thinking about a logo for the FundaMusic website. I really like the idea of using music symbols as letters, but I always feel like the symbol used ought to represent the letter that it actually is. For … Continue reading

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Yes, That’s Me

All right, let’s get the “Fun” back into FundaMusic. To make this website a bit more personal, I took some pictures of myself in my music classroom. I took one of those pictures and put it into the header of … Continue reading

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Sorry, Am I Boring You?

I have been having some discussions with fellow entrepreneurial types on another web site about how to be creative with your business. I was given the advice that instead of focusing on what other people “need,” try to provide them … Continue reading

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