The Individuality of Haydn

  Enjoy listening while you read! Joseph Haydn, (31st of March 1732-31st of May 1809) was born in Rohrau, on the Austro-Hungarian border, to Mathias, and Maria Haydn. Like many of the other Classical period Composers, Haydn wrote easy to remember melodies,...

Name Games – A Singing Game Lesson

Name Games By Judy Bond & Collected by Roger Sams Roger Sams, our Director of Publications, learned this delightful singing game from Judy Bond as an Orff Schulwerk Level I student at Hamline University in 1989 and used it at the beginning of every school year...

Circle Round The Zero – An Ukulele-Orff Lesson

An Orff Based Ukulele Lesson by Lorelei Batislaong         Lorelei Batislaong is currently working on an Orff Schulwerk based ukulele book that we hope to bring that to you some time during the coming school year. Here’s a sneak peek at her...

Mountain Lake Conference Handouts

Composition and Improvisation in Elementary General Music Presentation Handouts from the 2017 Mountain Lake Colloquium Workshop by: Roger Sams Learn More! Available For Purchase African Songs and Rhythms for Children $10.95 Purposeful Pathways, Book/CD 1Rated 5.00...

Beethoven’s Influence on Modern Music

Welcome to a new series of blogs comparing, and contrasting different artists, composers, and musicians, of both our day, as well as of the past several centuries worth of music. This series will be focused less on detailing the lives of those featured as they are...

One Big Beautiful Earth – A Singing Lesson

In honor of Earth Day 2017 Roger Sams, our Director of Publications, has written this simple round for joyful singing. When singing in two parts, bring the second part in after eight beats. When singing in four parts, the groups should enter every four beats. If you’d...

NAfME Conference Handouts

Orff Schulwerk Without Barred Instruments By Beth Ann Hepburn Master Teacher at Streetsboro Schools & Music Education Specialist at Music is Elementary Learn More Purposeful Pathways: Starting the Journey K-1 By Beth Ann Hepburn Master Teacher at Streetsboro...

Welcome!

We are happy to present you with our new site!  You will find that the overall look and functionality has greatly improved!   Let us tell you a little bit about our company: Our mission at Music is Elementary is to assist you in creating a unique musical...

OMEA Conference Handouts

Poetry and Percussion:  A Demonstration of The Learning Process Roger Sams Director of Publications and Music Education Specialist at Music Is Elementary With Students from Boulevard Elementary Cleveland Heights, Ohio Sabastianna Costanzo, Music Teacher Learn More...

MMEA Conference Handouts

Pop Toob Play Presentation Handout featured at the 2017 Missouri Music Educators Association Conference by: Marcia Working Pop Toob Play! Learn More Available For Purchase Slinky Pop-Toob $1.35 Animal Magic (Book/2 CDs) $35.00 Best of Shenanigans’ Dance...

IMEA Conference Handouts

A collection of handouts featured at the 2017 IMEA Music Conference by: Dr. Marla Butke Adjunct Professor, Otterbein University & Capital University Master Teaching Artist – American Eurhythmics Society Meaningful Movement: Dalcroze Eurhythmics – For...