Thanksgiving Pre-Reading Composing Sheet

Thanksgiving Thanks Pre-reading Version Here is the pre-reading version of Thanksgiving Thanks, a composing sheet for beginners. You might notice that I’m now putting my pre-reading sheets in portrait orientation. I finally decided to stop fighting having to turn their binder sideways. While it is easier to layout the design in landscape view, it is […]

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Thanksgiving Composing Sheet

Thanksgiving Thanks  A Composing Activity There were so many nice things some of you told me about my last composing activity, that I thought it would be fun to make another one. One teacher even sent me a picture that is very special to me!  Some children need a break if they just finished the […]

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Lots of Goofs!

Lots of Goofs Have you ever worked on composing with your students and noticed how much trouble they have with all the little rules about symbol placement? Sometimes students ask me why it is so important to put everything in the exact place, and I remind them that music notation has been around for hundreds of years and used […]

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Easter Season Games and Printables

Easter Egg Rhythms You might have seen this game last year, but I am posting it again for teachers new to this site. You will have to print on both sides, so be sure to adjust your printer settings carefully before you start. Cut them out and hide the eggs around your studio. Your younger students will be […]

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Father’s Day Composing Activity

Fathers Day Composing Activity [UPDATED: Now includes on and off the staff versions] I didn’t want to leave off Dad, so I wrote a Father’s Day composing activity.  Unless you have real young students, by this time of the year students are now reading notes. However, this piece is a little challenging to students who […]

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