Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tips and Ideas from the 'Back to School' Workshop

Just uploaded onto the Crescendo website is all the tips and ideas collected from the 'Back to School' workshop held last month. Check out Tips for Music Teachers, Ideas for Engaging Boys and Ideas for Advocacy. Get some great new ideas for the year ahead.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pentatonic Tool

WOW - a funky pentatonic tool to play with. Thanks Anne for sending me this link.

It plays across the square quite quickly. The lowest note is a low s then low l then d r m s l etc - up the pentatonic scale.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Free Percussion Ensemble Music

I have just downloaded this free percussion music. I can't wait to try it out on my kids at school.


I have entered my school choirs into the Queensland Youth Music Awards. I love this competition as it allows my students to hear other great choirs. This is from their web site:

In its 44th year in 2011, Queensland Youth Music Awards will run for 5 weeks from May 9th to June 2nd and will be held at Northside and Southside Brisbane venues.

The event will see over 100 ensembles & choirs taking part from different schools throughout
South-East Queensland.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Visual Aids for Learning

This web site has free downloadable visual resources for your classroom. Might be a big help with young ones or special needs students.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Class divide strains worn-out teachers

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL: But they never are in the classroom.

This article is a must read for all teachers.

Check it out here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Babies tune in to music from the womb

BABIES can remember melodies they heard in the womb, according to a study.

Check out this great article here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

15 Resources for Primary Music Teachers

This is so worth checking out. I have just started exploring – and it seems so great.

Digital Music Educator

For more links and tips for Music Educators check out Crescendo Music.