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Open Throat Infographic | How 2 Improve Singing

This infographic is a summary of my previous blog post, called very creatively “Open Throat”. The blog post introduces the concept of an open throat when singing, explains what it means and describes how to achieve open throat. The blog post also sheds some light on myths surrounding the topic of an open throat for […]

How to Make a PVC Pipe Xylophone

How to Make a PVC Pipe Xylophone Instrument - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

This week, we have been exploring the mathematics of music with a homemade PVC pipe xylophone! This was one of those projects that sort of evolved. The boys have been enjoying blowing into PVC pipe and making all kinds of crazy noises. They have noticed that longer pipes make a lower noise than shorter pipes. […]

Generic musing listening for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. These are awesome for music class and great for a sub!

Music Listening Worksheets, K-6

Generic musing listening for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. These are awesome for music class and great for a sub!

Why Musc the Many Benefits Of Musical Education

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Why Musc the Many Benefits Of Musical Education

This vocal warm-up appeals to elementary music students as it uses animal sounds to create vocal flexibility and endurance. #chorus

Vocal Warm Up Routine for Kids: Animal Sounds Make It Fun & Easy!

This vocal warm-up appeals to elementary music students as it uses animal sounds to create vocal flexibility and endurance. #chorus

Ah Poor Bird, an Easy, Lovely Singing Round - Free Sheet Music.  (Partner song - Hey Ho Nobody Home.)

Ah Poor Bird, an Easy, Lovely Singing Round Free Sheet Music

Ah Poor Bird is one of the easiest and loveliest rounds for singers.

This is one of our warm ups for choir! Also going to be a song all the choirs I our district will sing for the district choir festival

Free Lead Sheet – Dona Nobis Pacem

Free Lead Sheet For Dona Nobis Pacem. F Major.

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 1) CLICK through or save for later! ♫

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 1)

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 1) CLICK through or save for later! ♫

7 Tips for a More Productive Choir Rehearsal | Ashley Danyew

Making progress, learning, improving, feeling a sense of accomplishment - ah yes, a productive choir rehearsal is something we all strive for, though attaining it may be another story. You might be really organized, good with time management, and good about getting things done on your own, but add

Sing Your Way To Health? It's no joke! This chart is great, and I can't WAIT to get back to where a perfectly flat abdomen (except on an inhale!) is just one of the many bonus perks I'm enjoying! I NEVER had anything even close to 'muffin top' at my waistline until I was almost 50 and had not been singing FT - as I did for 20 years - for some years, already

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Sing Your Way To Health? It's no joke! This chart is great, and I can't WAIT to get back to where a perfectly flat abdomen (except on an inhale!) is just one of the many bonus perks I'm enjoying! I NEVER had anything even close to 'muffin top' at my waistline until I was almost 50 and had not been singing FT - as I did for 20 years - for some years, already

How to teach someone to match pitch – D. Brian Lee, Voice Teacher

How to teach someone to match pitch – D. Brian Lee

This topic comes up a few times a year on the various forums that I belong to. It’s time for me to write a fairly “permanent” piece on it that…

40 Call and Response Songs and Games for Children's Choir | Ashley Danyew

Call and response is a musical form based on dialogue - someone sings or plays a phrase of music and someone else (or a group of people) respond in the subsequent phrase. Call and response stems from a variety of musical traditions, including African, Cuban, folk, and even church music (think cantor and congregation). (source) Call and response can be a useful teaching tool, as it gives young children an opportunity to listen, imitate, explore the voice, and gain confidence in their…

Singing in parts is one of the great joys of choral singing. The challenge of singing an independent line and the fulfilling feeling of creating harmony and musical interest is both fun and motivating for singers (of all ages!). But how do you teach that? How do you introduce part-singin

How to Teach Your Children's Choir to Sing in Parts | Ashley Danyew

Singing in parts is one of the great joys of choral singing. The challenge of singing an independent line and the fulfilling feeling of creating harmony and musical interest is both fun and motivating for singers (of all ages!). But how do you teach that? How do you introduce part-singing in child

SIMPLE AKE BONO SCALE PVC TUBING INSTRUMENT INSPIRED BY THE HALO (& HANG) DRUM

SIMPLE AKE BONO SCALE PVC TUBING INSTRUMENT INSPIRED BY THE HALO (& HANG) DRUM

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