Band and Orchestra Warm Ups for SmartMusic

With all of the recent school closings, many band and orchestra directors are turning to SmartMusic. It’s Instead of assigning a bunch of different short warm ups each week, consider giving students one longer warm up they can play through To use, download the...
Halloween Costume Ideas for Music Teachers

Halloween Costume Ideas for Music Teachers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love planning my costume and seeing all of my students dressed up as their favorite characters. Here are some musical ideas to get your creative juices flowing for this year’s costume.   Under A Rest Grab yourself...
Using SQUILT in Music Class

Using SQUILT in Music Class

SQUILT is one of my students’ all time favorite activities. What is SQUILT you ask? SQUILT stands for Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time. During SQUILT time in my classroom, students listen to a piece of music and then imagine a story in their head. It is...

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