Orff, Recorder, Teacher Ideas

Digital Recorder Karate

Tons of music classrooms utilize a program called Recorder Karate.  This collection of songs and teaching materials are available through Music K-8, but many teachers also create their own versions to fit their classroom needs.  I have done the latter, creating my own version of Recorder Karate to use in my classroom. No matter what… Continue reading Digital Recorder Karate

Instruments, Movement, Orff, Recorder, Rhythm, Seasonal, Singing, Solfege

Raining All Day Long

There has been so much rain recently.  I know it's spring but I don't think the flowers, grass and trees need this much to drink!  Oh Rain please go away! Rain, rain go away. This classic children's song can be used for so many things.  From So/Mi to recorder playing, to whatever your imagination thinks… Continue reading Raining All Day Long

Instruments, Recorder

March Madness

For those basketball fans out there it is almost the best time of the year...MARCH MADNESS!!!  My husband and I are big Duke fans and we love watching the tournament together.  Last year I created musical versions of the March Madness tournament to use with my students.  4th graders are going to be doing the… Continue reading March Madness

Instruments, Movement, Orff, Rhythm, Singing, Solfege

Sea of Songs

I know concert planning can be a struggle.  I use to always dread it, thinking about all the curriculum time I was giving up.  I know that I was covering important topics and some curriculum, but not in the way I did the rest of the year.  Then a couple years ago I began to… Continue reading Sea of Songs