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Posts by Debbie

6 YouTube Clips to Practice Letternames

However you teach letternames, whatever sequence you use, there is always a need to revise and practice. Of course, we all sing and play music from the staff, and that would include letternames, but this post is not about methodology or pedagogy. Here are my six favourite YouTube clips for practicing Letternames. 1. Every Good…

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Fire and Smoke – music style

This is a quick card game that I learned from a high school maths teacher.So much fun -fill in activity -maybe played backstage to help occupy waiting performing groups as it can be relatively quiet.I thought I would give it a music twist. I thought I would give it a music twist. Give it a…

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Two old tortoises going for a walk

Two old tortoises going for a walk, “Hello,” said one, “would you like a little talk?” “Yes,” said the other, “I do enjoy a chat.” So they walked along together with a natter, natter nat. This fabulous little rhyme is lots of fun for your young students. I begin with using index fingers to represent…

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G Whiz Composition

I came up with this simple idea and ‘G’ it worked well so I thought I would share. I am sure you have all done versions of this before, but in case it gives you a new idea, or variation to your ideas, here it is… We are beginning recorder and I wanted to spend…

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New Minecraft Resource for Music Teachers

Why not make the most of this craze that is still lingering? Even my sons, at 19 and 23, still occasionally get on and play. These three Minecraft hidden pictures come in three variations: Included is a special blank grid for your students to create their own Minecraft picture!So easy to use. The students identify…

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Student Gifts – Bookmarks

Do you need gifts for your students that won’t cost you the earth?What about the good old bookmark? I gave them out this year to my choir students and they were delighted. I was a bit worried about giving them something so ‘old school’ in our digital age, but they seriously were chuffed to receive…

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