Fun With Composers Zoom Session Nov. 17th 2020

Fun with Composers Teacher’s Guide Volume I – Pre K to Grade 3 $79.95 Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist Fun with Composers Teacher’s Guide Volume I – Gr. 3 – Gr.7 $79.95 Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist Fun with Composers Teacher’s...

Shelter In Place

Roger created “Shelter in Place” specifically for you to use with your students during these times....

Lavender’s Blue from Elemental ‘Ukulele

  Shortly after publication of Elemental ‘Ukulele, our new ‘ukulele book, we realized that the full score for the Orff arrangement of Lavender’s Blue is missing the second and third pages. As a way of fixing that mistake we’re offering the lesson here to everyone...

Purposeful Pathways PowerPoint Tutorial

In this video, Purposeful Pathways co-author BethAnn Hepburn teaches how to utilize the PowerPoint slides from the series’ Electronic Visuals in creative ways....

OAKE 2020 Conference Handout: Roger Sams

Focus on Function: Functional Harmony in the General Music by: Roger Sams Learn More! Available For Purchase African Songs and Rhythms for Children $10.95 Rubber Chicken...

KMEA 2020 Conference Handouts, Roger Sams

Roger Sams Director of Publications and Music Education Specialist Music Is Elementary Composition In The Elementary Music Room Download Improvisation In The Elementary General Music Classroom...

IMEA 2020 Marcia Working Session Notes

Purposeful Play: Using Multi-Sensory Techniques to Solidify Musical Learning We teach our students with a lot of visual stimuli. We sometimes forget that music is a performing art and that students are active learners. Students need to experience information...

Synthesis & Assimilation from Purposeful Pathways Book 2

Part 1: In this lesson Roger models how to teach your students to play a simple instrumental melody in do pentatonic in aabb form. Once they’ve learned the melody in F pentatonic, the students learn about transposition and play the melody in C pentatonic. Then we’ll...

IMEA 2019 Conference Handouts, Lorelei J. Batislaong

Lorelei J. Batislaong The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music Songs and Games with a Twist of Ukulele Download An Intro to Ukulele Download Form and Function: Ukulele and the Blues Form Download Pre-Conference 2019 Notes...

What Makes A Wildcat Wild

We are happy to offer you this “What Makes a Wildcat Wild?” lesson plan from Purposeful Pathways 3, by BethAnn Hepburn and Roger Sams, as a free gift from Music Is Elementary. This lesson is appropriate for students who are learning to play recorder and have B A G,...

Let Me Be A Bridge

Let Me Be a Bridge By Roger Sams Director of Publications Music Is Elementary     I’m an Orff Schulwerk teacher through and through. Not only has Orff Schulwerk impacted my teaching, it has impacted the way in which I process life. The honoring of creative...

Body Percussion/Untuned Percussion Lesson – Part 2

Inspired by the body percussion pieces in Rhythmische Übung, by Gunild Keetman, particularly #33 and #34 for patting and clapping, Roger Sams has written a BP/UTP Lesson Part 2. In Part 1, Roger models a kinesthetically-based process for teaching the piece through...

Body Percussion/Untuned Percussion Lesson – Part 1

Inspired by the body percussion pieces in Rhythmische Übung, by Gunild Keetman, particularly #33 and #34 for patting and clapping, Roger Sams has written a BP/UTP Lesson Part 1, a body percussion canon for your mid to upper elementary students that will transfer...

Maryland MEA 2018 Conference Handouts, Roger Sams

Roger Sams Director of Publications and Music Education Specialist Music Is Elementary Improvisation In the Elementary General Music Classroom Download Composition in the Elementary Music Room...

OMEA 2018 Conference Notes, Joan Eckroth-Riley

Joan Eckroth-Riley, Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck ND “EveryDay Improvisation; Creating a Joyful Journey in the General Music Room” Download “Pathways to the Standards; Driving Purposefully Toward Knowledge, Skills & Understanding”...

IMEC 2018 Conference Notes

Beth Ann Hepburn Master Teacher at Streetsboro Schools & Music Education Specialist at Music is Elementary Purposeful Pathways: First Steps on the Path k-1 Learn More Orff, Unbarred: No Barred Percussion Necessary! Learn More Differentiated Instruction in the...

AMEA 2018 Conference Notes

Alabama Music Educators Conference Lorelei J. Batislaong Assistant Instructor Music and Human Learning, Ph.D Studies The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music Instructor University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas National Association for Music...

IMEA 2018 Conference, Michael Vasquez

Indiana Music Educators Conference Michael Vasquez Kuentz Elementary School Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX Surviving a Year with Rhythm Sticks and Hand Drums Learn More Musical Expansion: Growing from an Idea Learn More Possibilities in Partwork Learn...

IMEA 2018 Conference, Marcia Working

Indiana Music Educators Conference Marcia Working Director of Crescendo Academy of Music Orff Studio Kalamazoo, MI Education Consultant for Music Is Elementary My Many Colored Ways Learn More Pop Toob Play! Learn...

Diddle Fiddle

  Diddle Fiddle is inspired by the little gems of Orff Schulwerk original source material written by Gunild Keetman. BethAnn Hepburn and Roger Sams created this lesson imitating Keetman’s instrumental canons. This lesson takes a literacy-based approach to...

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...

Three Cheers for Summertime – A Recorder Lesson

Three Cheers for Summertime! PATHWAY TO Recorder, Singing, Ensemble & Composition See Lesson! Available For Purchase: MIE 24 & 180: 3 Piece Soprano RecorderRated 5.00 out of 5 $2.50 – $2.75 MIE Consort Series Recorder $3.75 –...

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...

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...