Resources for Teachers

 

For some fantastic ideas about music and the curriculum,

READ IRENE

( Light, that is)

 

First column:

How to Introduce Music Into Your Classroom Even If You're not a Music Teacher!

 

Second column:

Help! They're Out of Control!

 

Third column:

 

I Can't Remember That!

 

Fourth column:

 

Outsmart the Kids with Music

 

 

Fifth column

 

Did You Hear What I Hear?

(Learning to Listen with Music)

 

Sixth column

 

Let's See! What Note Could It "B?"

How to Teach Note Names Without STRESS

 

Seventh column

The Show Must Go On!

 

Eighth column

But Teacher- I Can't Remember That!

 

Ninth column

 

Mind Over Music

 

 

Tenth column

 

Beware of Music

 

Eleventh Column:

 

If My Cat Can Compose, What's Your Excuse?

Twelth Column:

I've Got Rhythm

 

 

Thank you Irene for volunteering your time!

 

 

Want to find a specific song by a specific musician, or just see what's out there?

CDBaby

A comprehensive list of children's artists' websites, including ordering information and reviews.

 

Kids Music Web

Chuck of the Chuckleberries has created a database of children's performers. His site also has kids links, and a link to "charts" of best selling children's recordings.

 

Children's Music Network

A membership organization of children's performers, parents, kids, and others who believe that children's music can be a powerful medium for positive change. There's a very active email list for children's performers, a list of peace resources, and links to CMN members worldwide.

 

Amazon.com

Lists children's performers and has reviews.

 

Or, consider joining our Children's Music Web listserv- a free email community

 

Want to hear some song recommendations for your curriculum?

 

Every month we make suggestions with links to sites.

 

Or, try Songs for Teaching

 

 

Want to have your class participate in the awards program, and get some free music for your class?

 

Every year, hundreds of classrooms participate worldwide. Your class ( ages anywhere from 0 to 12) can participate at no cost to you!

Participation is limited to the months of April through October- we'll be starting a new round of judging in April 04. Please check back at our website then. The 2003 Awards are already completed.

 

 

Want to learn more about music education?

 

 

Music 4 Kids Online

Deborah Pratt has created a wonderful resource for music educators of children aged 0 to 8.

 

American Music Therapy Association

 

American Orff-Shulwerk Association

 

Kindermusik Educators Association

 

Music Teachers National Association

 

Suzuki Association of America

 

National Association for Music Education

 

 

 

Can't get a song out of your head?

(not a bad state, considering)

 

Sing along with your favorite songs on Kididdles

 

Check out songs in public domain at

Public Domain Music

and

Public Domain Information

 

 

Want to create a custom CD to use in class?

 

Make your own custom cd of kids songs at

PlayhouseRadio.com

 

 

Want to hear some great kids music on your computer?

 

Check out Penelope's Radio, with songs, stories, and comedy

for the young and the young at heart. It can be an inspiration to your kids.

 

 

Want to jazz up your language arts curriculum?

 

Try Songs for Teaching

 

Why not make a radio program with your students? Find out how to create your own radio program- a great way to teach language arts!

 

Then, learn about webcasting, how to webcast, and about sound effects to use in your productions.

 

 

 

Want to hear what other people think?

well, specifically about kids music

 

Best Children's Music. com

Fred Koch's wonderful site with reviews of quality music for kids

 

The John Woods Revue

John writes for many parenting magazines, reviewing music and stories for kids.

His site also has links to other reviews.

 

 

Or Check Out our Blog and Podcast page

 

for lots of information and opinions about the latest in children's music

 

Take me back, Penelope