10 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018 on Steve’s Music Room

Top 10 Blog Posts Happy Holiday Season and welcome in 2019! Here are my 10 most-read blog posts of 2018: 1. 7 Play and Movement-Based Springtime Activities for Kindergarten 2. The Word "Talent" and the Fixed Mindset 3. How to Set Up and Run Tour First Sound System for Live or From-Source Sound: Music Teacher … Continue reading 10 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018 on Steve’s Music Room

“Olympic Games” Movement, Art, and Composition Activity for Grades 1 and 2

The Introduction I really enjoy this project with my young learners. We start off the year with it. It gets them listening for form, for steady beat, and gets them moving, arranging, and composing! Using the Olympic Fanfare from Share the Music series I will share with you my process that I use to get … Continue reading “Olympic Games” Movement, Art, and Composition Activity for Grades 1 and 2

How to Teach Young Learners to Use Their Singing Voices as a Male Teacher

One of the most difficult things to do as a male music teacher working with primary learners is demonstrating a singing voice and having them match pitch. I do a lot of singing and playing and tend to use my falsetto voice a lot. At the primary age, it is difficult for them to displace … Continue reading How to Teach Young Learners to Use Their Singing Voices as a Male Teacher

7 Play and Movement-based Springtime Music Activities for Kindergarten

It is that time of year again where music teachers and classroom Kindergarten teachers alike are looking for Spring activities for their youngest learners. As we know, Kindergarteners learn best through play and movement. The following activities is guaranteed to have them playing or moving in some way: These activities are designed in such a … Continue reading 7 Play and Movement-based Springtime Music Activities for Kindergarten

How to Create the Perfect Pop Performance

This is a guest post from Elisa Jones of ProfessionalMusicEducator.com. I am very excited to share this post with you. Check out her site and see what she has to offer. If it's anything like this lesson, I bet you will like it. No parent wants to hear ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’…again. There are … Continue reading How to Create the Perfect Pop Performance