Safe to say this is just about one of the most beautiful performances to ever come from the kids of the PS22 Chorus.... And that's fourth grader Elisha bringing on the goosebumps with his incredible soloing!
Sometimes elementary music teachers are written off by their secondary music colleagues, leading to confusion about the value of their singing program. This article contains some inspiring words to remind elementary teachers that they are JUST as valuable as music teachers at ANY level.
Compiled by early childhood and elementary music expert Jon Feierabend, this brochure provides several examples from Feierabend's available curriculum designed to help young students experience success with part-singing. I highly recommend his full series of books and singing activities!
This page features 365 original rounds, arranged by a composer who challenged himself to write a round for every day of the year in 2015. My kids especially enjoyed the "Smartphone Round" and the "Name Game Round!"
Partner songs are another way of bridging the gap between unison and part-singing. My students have thoroughly enjoyed the songs in this collection, combining well-known folk songs with new melodies to create fun harmony.
I love how this collection of literature contains a variety of approaches to encouraging part-singing. From simple echo songs to singing in 3rds, over 20 fun activities are provided with detailed instructions.