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Music and Movement Lesson Plan: Care of my Body

This lesson plan is all about teaching children how and why body hygiene is important and fun! It teaches about brushing teeth, bath time, hand washing and eating right. Stay clean and stay healthy!

COVID UPDATE:

  1. Use hand sanitizer on everyone’s hands before and after the lesson.
  2. Sanitize the percussion instruments before and after use.
  3. Wear masks, especially while singing.
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Should You Do Music Exams?

“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?

What Is The Best Age To Start Music Lessons?

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?