Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Note by Any Other Name…

It is amazing how much musical information can be conveyed by a single written note. For example, when teaching notes to small children, I like to refer to the fact that most of us have at least 3 names–our first … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Music Games

My previous post was about music manipulatives, what they are, and how I use them to teach musical concepts. You can start using these fun tools for teaching music today in your homeschool. Here is a link to a set … Continue reading

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What Are Music Manipulatives?

In my business, I throw the term “music manipulatives” around a lot. It is a term that is not particularly common; however, it perfectly describes what they are. The dictionary definition of manipulatives is: Any of various objects or materials … Continue reading

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Teaching Music to Preschool Children

Our children’s choir at church recently lost a very good music director. She is getting married this weekend and moving out to California, so I very reluctantly agreed to let her go! The problem is that I do not currently … Continue reading

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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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