Music is life

Experience the power and beauty of music with these inspiring ideas. From playlists to instruments, explore how music can enhance your life and bring joy to every moment.
Music, I Love

My third grade classes have been focusing on folk songs. We have added Orff accompaniment, learned the cross-over technique, and performed line dances. They really enjoyed our activity with the song John Kanaka! First we talked about the history of the sea shanty: Then, we learned the song and discussed how the steady beat of the song might have helped sailors get their work done more efficiently. As we listened, the students identified the macro and micro beats and we practiced by using a…