How Do I Teach Music If I’m Not a Musician?

How Do I Teach Music If I'm Not a Musician?

I was very fortunate to have a chat recently with Pete & Corinne from The Musical Me on their podcast, “The Primary Music Show.” Highlights from “How Do I Teach Music If I’m Not a Musician?” Using Music There are many ways to use music. Here are some of my favourites: Brain Breaks Movement Transitions…

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Batching Rhythm Activities (CMEP008: Read the Episode)

About ‘Read the Episode’: Sometimes we would rather skim visually instead of listening to a podcast! That’s a great way to learn too! The transcript to episode 008 of The Crescendo Music Education Podcast is below. Episode 008 Transcript Introduction 00:00:00DebbieHere is the Crescendo Music Education Podcast Episode #8. Hi everyone, in this episode, we’re…

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What’s New in Crescendo – January 2022

We are so excited to bring you the very first ‘What’s New in Crescendo’ which will grow into a regularly recurring digest of recent updates inside of the membership. Enjoy! Not a member yet? Now is the perfect time to join and get access to hundreds of downloads for your music classroom! Pitch Activities Lilting…

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@Home Learning Activity

Make a Rhythmic Pattern A Quick Fun Idea for Music Teachers and Parents by Debbie O’Shea Are you a Music Teacher scratching around trying to find something that will translate well into learning@home? Are you a Parent tearing your hair out trying to keep your children engaged and learning effectively at home? If you are…

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Teaching Music Remotely – Using FREE Crescendo Downloads

Keeping the Music Alive for Music Educators by Debbie O’Shea This second blog post around using Crescendo Downloads in remote teaching and learning is going to point to to ideas for the use of some of the free files on http://crescendo.com.au/.To access these files, all you need to do is to sign up for a…

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Teaching Music Remotely – Using Crescendo Member Downloads

Keeping the Music Alive for Music Educators by Debbie O’Shea There is much uncertainty and fear around Covid 19, and rightly so. As Music Educators, we have to get our head around how to teach our very social, hands-on, interactive subject. I would like to point to some of the downloads for Crescendo Members that…

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A (Personal) Cyber Safety Lesson

A (Personal) Cyber Safety Lesson for Music Educators by Debbie O’Shea Teachers, we all have a responsibility to teach our students about the ethical and safe use of ICTs. I would like to share one of the most powerful activities regarding this topic that I have experienced. As often happens, these magical moments spring from…

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Understanding and Respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Culture

Understanding and Respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Culture for Music Educators by Debbie O’Shea In music lessons, we need to address the Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum priorities, one of which is ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Histories and Cultures’. This must be done in an appropriate way for our students and with the greatest respect…

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