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Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons – NYTimes.com

New York Times Blog: When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music. Read … Continue reading

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Elementary Music & Reading: A Perfect Christmas Combo

Now that Halloween has passed, thoughts move on to the holidays of fall and winter: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. And of course, it’s a natural progression that gift-giving (and buying) become high-priority items on many to-do lists. As an … Continue reading

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Remembering the Santa Maria

Columbus Day has been celebrated all over the world in one form or another, since the colonial period, when European nation states established colonies on other continents. It was during the 400th anniversary of the United States observing and celebrating … Continue reading

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NEW Freddie the Frog: Beyond the Books | Finally Here!

NEW Teacher’s Book! [The information below is taken from Sharon's e-newsletter announcement that the long-awaited book, Freddie the Frog: Beyond the Books is finally in print. Get one now, for the beginning of your school year!] From Sharon: How do … Continue reading

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Elementary Music Resources

Dr. Vicky V. Johnson, Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator at Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX), has compiled a comprehensive website of music resources, including some valuable elementary music links. Here is one of them, which is sourced from the TMEA … Continue reading

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Choral Students: Submit Text for an Upcoming Choral Arrangement!

Heritage Music Press continues to celebrate the value of music education and quality music for ensembles everywhere, and they’re inviting students to become part of the compositional process. Through June 30, 2011, Heritage Music Press will accept submissions from students … Continue reading

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Have you Met Freddie the Frog?

______________________ Have You Met Freddie the Frog? ____________________ Freddie the Frog is an elementary music sensation! He’s a music teacher’s best friend, especially in teaching preschool through third grade students the basic elements of music. __________________________ Using the 14″ hand … Continue reading

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March is Music in Our Schools Month

Did you know that March is Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM)? That’s right, in just a few days there will be a prime chance to highlight the music program in your own school, or perhaps the school(s) of your … Continue reading

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John Jacobson @ TMEA & in the Pender’s Booth 02/11

John Jacobson, now a bonafide YouTube sensation, will be at the TMEA convention on Friday, February 11th to speak about his new publication written in collaboration with Cristi Cary Miller, Order from Chaos. Incorporating tidbits from the book, Jacobson will … Continue reading

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Movement Ideas for Treble Choirs

Movement Ideas for Treble Choirs (by Sally K. Albrecht; provided by Alfred Publishing Co.) Each year, Andy Beck and I film a DVD containing choreography ideas for your choirs. This year’s Shine choral movement DVD offers complete staging for the … Continue reading

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