Who doesn’t love to visit the farm and see all the animals there? There’s a whole bunch of fun songs that go with the farm animals theme and a lot you can do with your kids. Whether you learn the sounds that the animals make or learn the classic Chicken Dance or sing Old MacDonald, this music and movement lesson plan is a classic hit. Continue reading “Farm Animals – Music & Movement Lesson Plan”
“Oh, no – I don’t want to do music exams”, a student of mine would tell me. “I just want to learn to play the piano for fun.” “Cool! Okay, which song would you like to start learning?” I (the music teacher) reply. I am slightly disappointed. Afterall, exams can actually be really fun to prepare for and the progress my exam students make is amazing. However, … Continue reading Should You Do Music Exams?
For those of us living in the southern hemisphere, the warm weather is here. At last the sunny days of short sleeves and bare feet has come! Then for those of you in the northern hemisphere – how about y’all just save this lesson plan for future use! It’s one to look forward to for sure! Materials Preparation: Find a few different beautiful pictures of … Continue reading Spring – Music & Movement Lesson Plan
This week’s music and movement lesson is on the theme Under The Sea. I’m pretty sure the first thing that comes to all of our minds is of Sebastian the crab singing “Under The Sea” in his Jamaican accent. In this theme, there are so many different songs and resources you could choose from. But Super Simple Songs are honestly my favourite. Their songs are of … Continue reading Under The Sea – Music & Movement Lesson Plan
This week’s music and movement lesson is on learning Direction. As in – up, down, behind, left, right, in front of, etc.. Here’s a great topic to reinforce using music to help our kids understand us exasperated parents when we try to direct them to find their other shoe, sock or toy. Yes folks… this topic of Direction deserved it’s very own theme of the … Continue reading Learning Direction – Music & Movement Lesson Plan
We did a music and movement lesson last week on FIRE SAFETY. It’s really an important topic to discuss with kids from a young age, given the great hazard that fire poses in life. Be sure to discuss the good uses of fire and of course how to respect it! Materials Preparation: Find pictures of the uses of fire on a tablet to show the children … Continue reading FIRE SAFETY – Music & Movement Lesson Plan
When I was young, I remember my mom telling us kids that we would only start music lessons when we turned 9 years old. Back then, I was disappointed that I would have to wait a few more years. For my mom, 9 years old was the right age to start music lessons. At that age, most children have basic reading and writing skills, which … Continue reading What Is The Best Age To Start Music Lessons?