Favorite Elementary music resources
Here is a compilation of the responses I received regarding elementary
music aides and resources. Thank you to all who responded.
Tammi L. Gahl
A Galaxy of Games for the Music Class by Margaret Athey & Gwen
Hotchkiss, from Parker Publishing Co.
This helped to save my life in a part time job once.
Tammi, check out these materials:
I love the MacMillan McGraw Hill Share The Music
Here are a few resources for Elementary music activities.
1. It's Your Turn, ...Again!
-More incredibly successful games and activities for the
elementary music class
by Cheryl Lavender
Hal Leonard publications
2. Rhythm and Melody
- Reproducible Workbook
by Peggy Klein Morton
McDonald Publishing Company
3. Children Should Know Music
-Origin of Music, The Orchestra, Famous Composers
Books 1 - 3
by Isabelle Groetzinger
Hayes School Publishing Co., Inc.
4. Bulletin Boards That Teach Music
by Loretta Mitchell Norgan
Hal Leonard Corporation
5. The Big Book of Music Games
by Debra Olson Pressnall & Lorilee Malecha
6. Classical Music Stories
- Composer stories with music examples and activities to
by Cynthia G. Adams
I hope these resources will be of some help to you. A major company to
order teaching resources through is Music in Motion. They are based in
Dallas area of Texas. They offer tons of instructional aids and books.
The "Music" series from Holt, Reinhart and Winston has always been
superb. The best of the elementary school music resources in my
"The Kodaly Method" Prentice Hall: "A galaxy of Games for the Music
Class"Parker:"Music Lessons You Can TEach" Parker:"Teaching Music in the
Twentieth Century" Prentice Hall. It is important to know some Orff.
who the president of your local chapter is and attend one of the
You will love these people. My best, Chuck Matz
A MUST resource for you is WE WILL SING by Doreen Rao, published by