Simple Ways to Teach Songs for Music Class & Program Preparation


"What other ways can I introduce this song?"  I was asking the same question as I struggled through the first lesson to introduce our concert repertoire to a second grade class.  The whole class consisted of "I sing, you sing!"  The students and I were all bored and there was way too much sitting for an elementary music class.  That boring class led me to explore all of the ways I could find to teach new music without having the class echo phrases.  

If you struggle with the same challenges, whether you are in concert prep mode or regular class time, this video session is for you!  Originally presented during The Music Crew Virtual Conference 2021 held inside The Music Crew Collaborative Facebook Group, this 30-minute session presents two framework strategies and seven focus areas that will keep your classes or rehearsals engaging and productive.

Conference Presentation


Click on the picture to find the FREE HANDOUT from the conference session.

EBook & Planning Pages

If this presentation speaks to you and it is time to incorporate new strategies into your practice, consider purchasing Program Preparation: Strategies to Avoid Rehearsal Boredom for Young Musicians.  This guide coordinates with the video presentation to provide you with a written account that is easy to refer to when planning.  The framework strategies and focus areas are presented in full, along with the rehearsal planning strategy.  Finally, planning forms are available in both PDF and GoogleTM Slides versions.

Join The Music Crew Collaborative!

You can find this session, along with many others inside The Music Crew Collaborative Facebook Group.  Once you join the group by answering the one membership question, look for the Guides at the top of the group to find all of our Virtual Conference presentations.



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