• HELP NON MUSIC TEACHER WITH OBSERVATION

    Posted October 26 by Lelania Perritt

    Hi Lynn, I teach Kindergarten Music in a Public School, but I am not a certified Music Teacher.  I have an observation coming up in November.  I need help.  I am teaching high/low; pitch matching; instruments; and steady beat in November. Steady beat is just continue to practice, not ...

  • Preschool Music for "Love Our Planet"

    Posted October 18 by Lynn Kleiner

    Homemade instruments using recycle items are a delightful and musical way to celebrate “Love our Planet.”     I have many ideas for homemade instruments in In All Kinds of Weather, Kids Make Music, Songs of the Sea, Farm Songs, Jungle Beat and My Trip to the Mountains...

  • The Very Busy Spider in October classrooms

    Posted October 11 by Lynn Kleiner

    Hello All!   I wanted to share a quick idea with you about using the book "The Very Busy Spider" in your classroom this October! The featured free Music Box download of the moment is "The Very Busy Spider" which includes lesson ideas for ways to accompany the story with fun and spooky movemen...

  • Music Lesson Plans

    Posted October 8 by Lucia Morales

    HI Lynn, and hello everyone! This is Lucia from Monterrey Mexico, And I’m a music teacher at a private school. I am not a musician. But I can play the guitar along with kids on short songs. I have been teaching this subject for almost 20 years. And I have 8 different groups of 20 kids in...

  • Holiday Preschool/Kindergarten Music Program

    Posted October 5 by Lynn Kleiner

    I recieved a request to post ideas/references for a preschool holiday program  that might have a  storyline and have the songs support that. This depends on the setting.   If this is a secular setting where the focus is something fun and festive but not based on Christmas, ...

  • The Best Of Early Childhood Music

    Posted September 28 by Lynn Kleiner

    I have been asked to present the best of “Music Rhapsody” early childhood program at a Conference.    I’m so curious if your list would match mine. After more than 35 awesome fun years of making music with young children, it will be hard to do this in just a 75 minut...

  • Gathering Drum and more

    Posted September 16 by Karin Nanos

    I'm looking for activity suggestions for children birth-3 years of age using the gathering drum. My students have varying degrees of abilities. Some have low muscle tone and aren't able to move their bodies easily. Some have speech difficulty. Anyone else out there working in Early Intervention usin...

  • To use or not to use CD in class

    Posted September 11 by Tiffany Michelle Brown

    Hello!   About to start my first class and am forgetting whether or not to use the music on the CD's in class.  I enjoy the instrumental accompaniment to the songs and wish there were an instrumental track to be used in class.  Especially with the younger ages.     Would...

  • Recorder from an Orff Approach in Music Box

    Posted August 3 by Lynn Kleiner

    I just received an email asking about my preferred brand of recorder, a recorder book, lesson plans and materials for teaching recorder from an Orff approach.  I use the Aulos, a beautiful 3 piece model.  Its more expensive but a very nice instrument.   Always go with the best qu...

  • Early Childhood Conference

    Posted June 14 by Lynn Kleiner

    I remember preparing for my first preschool music class, wondering how it would be compared to the elementary classes I had been teaching for the past 5 years.   Wow.  There was a big difference!  This was the early 1980's and it was difficult to find any resources.  My Orff...