The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

Stop feeling stuck as an elementary music teacher.

Do you feel like you’re constantly trying to looking for elementary music teacher resources while trying figure out the ins and outs of being an elementary music teacher?

The Elementary Music Teacher Academy is exactly what you need.

If you want support as a teacher, new ideas to use in your classroom, ongoing professional development, and balance in your work and personal life, you are in the right place.

STOP FEELING OVERWHELMED, STRESSED OUT, AND BURDENED, AND FIND YOUR JOY IN TEACHING AGAIN!

Your enrollment includes:
⇒ 30+ teacher training workshops with Jessica and other experts about various music education topics
⇒ A supportive Facebook group of other elementary music teachers and live monthly trainings
⇒ Printable elementary music teacher resources, checklists, and guides to help you in your teaching
⇒ Over 40 elementary music lessons taught by Jessica and printable lesson plans to give you new ideas to teach in your music class
⇒ The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint course with 20 lessons and worksheets to help you in your elementary music teaching
⇒ A full curriculum map for the entire school year for K-5th

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The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

75 Videos

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-1

    Welcome to "The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint" course. In lesson 1, we'll discuss how to set up your classroom. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 2.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-2

    In lesson 2, we'll discuss classroom management and assessment. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 3.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-3

    In lesson 3, we'll discuss classroom procedures. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 4.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-4

    In lesson 4, we'll discuss lesson planning. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 5.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-5

    In lesson 5, we'll discuss favorite resources and teaching materials. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 6.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-6

    In lesson 6, we'll discuss planning and putting on programs. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 7.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-7

    In lesson 7, we'll discuss classroom instruments. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 8.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-8

    In lesson 8, we'll discuss recorder. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 9.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-9

    In lesson 9, we'll discuss teaching kids to sing. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 10.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-10

    In lesson 10, we'll discuss centers. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 11.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-11

    In lesson 11, we'll discuss how to teach movement. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 12.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-12

    In lesson 12, we'll discuss literacy in music. Don't forget that this lesson doesn't have a printable worksheet and I'll see you in lesson 13.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-13

    In lesson 13, we'll discuss music teaching strategies. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 14.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-14

    In lesson 14, we'll discuss teaching music in a low income school. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 15.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-15

    In lesson 15, we'll discuss how to collaborate with other teachers. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 16.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-16

    In lesson 16, we'll discuss why it's important to know the support staff. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 17.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-17

    In lesson 17, we'll discuss what to leave for a substitute teacher. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 18.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-18

    In lesson 18, we'll discuss how to start a 4th-5th grade honors choir. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 19.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-19

    In lesson 19, we'll discuss putting on a successful talent show. Don't forget to download the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson before moving on to lesson 20.

  • Elementary-Music-Teacher-Blueprint-Lesson-20

    In lesson 20, we'll discuss how to balance your home life with your music teacher life. Don't forget to complete the printable worksheet that accompanies this lesson, then I'll see you at the outro video.

  • How to Emotionally Connect with Your Students

    This training with Anne Mileski of anacrusic.com is about how to connect with your students, even as the music teacher.

  • Procedures, classroom management, and setting student expectations

    The monthly training in August: procedures, classroom management, and setting student expectations. If you have any questions, ask in The Domestic Musician's Insiders Club Facebook group or email me at jessica@thedomesticmusician.com.

  • How To Effectively Teach Songs From Other Cultures

    In this training, we'll discuss ways to teach songs from other cultures or countries with lower and upper elementary grades.

  • How to Teach Holiday Music Throughout the School Year

    In this video, you'll learn tips for including holiday music throughout the school year, how to find activities and songs, and why it's ok to just have fun with your students sometimes.

  • What holidays to include throughout the school year and how to find a balance be

    What holidays to include throughout the school year and how to find a balance between teaching sacred and secular music

  • How to Include Students Who Can't Participate with Holiday Music

    In this Facebook live replay, we'll be discussing ways you can include students who can't participate with holiday music.

  • Ways to Teach Instruments in Elementary Music Room

    These are ways to teach instrument in your elementary music classroom. We'll discuss how to use instruments, what instruments you need, and what to do if you don't have instruments.

  • Parent Communication for Elementary Music Teachers

    This is a Facebook Live replay about parent communication for elementary music teachers.

    Join the members only Facebook group here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedomesticmusiciansinsidersclub/

  • Tips for Teaching Singing in Elementary Music

    Facebook Live replay on Tips for Teaching Singing in Elementary Music.

    Join the members only Facebook group here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedomesticmusiciansinsidersclub/

  • Tips for Teaching Movement in the Elementary Music Classroom

    Facebook Live replay on Tips for Teaching Movement in the Elementary Music Classroom

    Join the members only Facebook group here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedomesticmusiciansinsidersclub/

  • Teaching songwriting in elementary music- plus singing, movement, instruments

    This was originally going to be an interview with Steve Giddings of stevesmusicroom.com about how he teaches songwriting and composing in his music classroom. Due to technology issues, this training is me teaching and going over the interview answers Steve gave.

    Check out his website for FR...

  • Creativity in the Music Classroom with Steve Giddings

    "Creativity in the Music Classroom" teacher training with Steve Giddings. In this training, you'll learn ways you can bring creativity into your music classroom, even if it's new to you.

  • How to plan for next school year

    Replay from the "How to Plan for Next School Year" live training. We'll discuss everything you need to do now to have a successful school year next year.

  • Teacher-Training-Music-Integration-Ideas

    This video will give you ideas for what to say to classroom teachers when they ask you, "how do I integrate music into my classroom?" It will help you with integration ideas for language arts, math, science, and social studies. Look at the music integration PDF for even more ideas.

  • This-Is-Halloween

    "This is Halloween" is a poem to use during Halloween time. After learning the poem, students will add vocal or instrument ostinatos.

    Materials needed- melodic or rhythm instruments

    Grade level- lower elementary

  • The-Thing-That-Isnt-There

    This song teaches students to use their head voice and how to sing verses. After students sing the song, they can add ostinatos on instruments and with voices.

    Materials needed- rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level- lower and upper elementary

  • A-Turkey-Named-Burt

    "A Turkey Named Burt" is the perfect song to use during Thanksgiving time. Students will learn the song, then add movement and vocal ostinatos.

    Materials needed:
    rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level: lower elementary

  • In-The-Window

    "In the Window" is a song about Hanukkah to use in Winter. Students will learn what Hanukkah is and use their singing voices.

  • The-Animal-Fair

    In this folk song, K-5th grade students will learn the song and add a dance to go along with it.

  • We Are Dancing in the Forest

    "We are Dancing in the Forest" is a song for lower elementary that teaches melodic direction while also teaching a fun game.

    Materials needed: computer or device to watch lesson on
    Grade level- lower elementary

  • Five-Little-Seeds

    Five Little Seeds is a speech piece activity for lower elementary students. In this activity, students will explore steady beat, rhythm, and movement.

    Materials needed- device to watch the lessons on

    Grade levels- K-2nd

  • Peanut-Sat-On-A-Railroad-Track

    This speech piece adds different instrument parts that play different ostinati.

    Materials needed: rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level: upper elementary (can modify for lower elem.)

  • Hoe-Ana-Te-Vaka

    Students will learn the song "Hoe Ana Te Vaka" and add instruments and movement.

    Materials needed- melodic or rhythm instruments

    Grade level- Upper elementary (can modify for lower)

  • Alabama Gal

    "Alabama Gal" is a folk dance that is so much fun! Your students will love this dance. Be sure to watch the YouTube video to help you see this dance in action that I included the link to in the lesson plan.

    Materials needed: device to watch the lesson on

    Grade levels:
    Lower elementary...

  • One Bottle of Pop

    "One Bottle of Pop" is a song students can sing in a round while also doing motions.

    Grade level: lower elementary learn the melody and upper elementary can learn the round

  • Bate-Bate-Chocolate

    Students will learn "Bate Bate Chocolate" in Spanish, then learn the meaning in English. Identify Mexico on a map, count the rhythms of the song, then practice stirring the chocolate and adding motions.

    Materials needed- device to watch the lesson on

    Grade level: Lower elementary

  • I-Wish

    "I Wish" is a speech piece (or poem) that students will add drums to. They will play the steady beat, rhythm, and ostinatos together as a class or in parts.

  • Himmel-und-Erde

    "Himmel und Erde" teaches upper elementary how to sing in a German round.

  • Four-White-Horses

    In this song, students will learn to sing the melody, follow the melodic direction with their hands, what syncopation is, learn about music from the Caribbean, and play a hand game with partners.

    Materials needed: device to watch lesson on, instruments if needed

    Grade level: 3rd-5th

  • Kookaburra

    "Kookaburra" is a round from Australia. Kids will learn the song, add movement, then learn to sing it in a round.

  • Summer

    "Summer" is a body percussion activity to use as a warm up or as a music lesson. It teaches rhythm, steady beat, and how to speak 2 parts at the same time.

    Materials needed- tablet or device to watch lesson on

    Difficulty level- upper or lower elementary (modifications are made)

  • 2-4-6-8

    "2-4-6-8" is teaches body percussion and rhythm to elementary students.

    Materials Needed- device to watch lessons on

    Difficulty Level- lower elementary and can add to it for upper elementary students

  • Its-Raining-Its-Pouring

    "It's Raining" is a song for lower and upper elementary students. Children will sing, add a xylophone chord accompaniment, and improvise with rhythm sticks.

  • TenLittleBluebirds

    "10 Little Bluebirds" is a song for preschool or lower elementary students. Students will sing and add a xylophone glissando to represent the birds flying away.

    Materials needed- xylophone and device to watch the lessons on

  • MotherMother

    "Mother, Mother" is a song for preschool through lower elementary students. We will sing, do movements, and add rhythm sticks.

    Materials needed- device to watch lesson on

  • FiveLittleMonkeys

    "Five Little Monkeys" is a song for preschoolers and lower elementary student's. We will sing, do movement, and make fun music together.

    Materials needed-device to watch lesson on.

  • CheCheKole

    "Che Che Kole" is an African echo song. Students will learn how the melody moves and follow it with their hands, discuss why it’s important to learn music from other countries, clap the rhythm, echo sing, and make up motions and body percussion.

    Materials Needed-device to watch video on

    Di...

  • CircleRoundTheZero

    "Circle Round the Zero" is a folk song and dance that kids will love learning! Student's will learn how the melody moves, count the rhythms, and learn the song with the activity.

    Difficulty Level-All Grades

    Materials Needed-a device to play the video on

  • KnockAtTheDoor

    "Knock at the Door" is a song that uses xylophone accompaniment, body percussion, and singing.

    Materials Needed-xylophone or other barred instrument and device to watch the video lesson on

    Difficulty Level-For 3rd-5th grade, but modifications can be made for 1st-2nd graders

  • The Bouncy Ball

    "The Bouncy Ball" teaches about mallet technique, barred instrument accompaniment and chords, and steady beat.

    Materials Needed-Xylophone, metallophone, or glockenspiel and a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty Level-2nd-3rd grades have a modified part on the lesson plan and 4th-5th gr...

  • SongsAboutRain

    In this lesson, preschool student's will learn the songs "I Don't Care if the Rain Comes Down" and "Singing in the Rain". They will practice their singing voices as well as adding movements and a shaker part to the songs.

    Materials Needed-shaker and device or computer to watch lesson on

    D...

  • CupPassingGame

    In the "Cup Passing Game", children will sit in a circle and pass a cup by saying the same rhythm together.

    Materials Needed-plastic cups and device or computer to watch lesson on

    Difficulty Level-3rd-5th grades, but modifications are taught for 1st-2nd grades

  • TheButcherShop

    This is a speech piece that teaches all about steady beat, rhythm, and how to switch back and forth between the two. Students will use a variety of body percussion and then switch to the drum.

    Materials needed-a device to watch the lesson on, drum or bucket

    Difficulty level-3rd-5th grade...

  • SongOfPeace

    This is such a pretty song. It is written with just a melody part, but I wrote a harmony part to go with the melody. So, in this song, student's will be learning 2 part harmony.

    Materials needed-a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty level-For upper elementary

  • BodyPercussionWarmup

    This Body Percussion warm up uses clapping, patting, stomping, and snapping. Kids will have so much fun learning the rhythms and will put it to the form of ABACA.

    Materials needed: device to watch video on

    Difficulty level: Any age-younger kids may need to only learn A section.

  • Bingo

    Children will learn the song "B-I-N-G-O" and will work on listening skills and adding the shaker part to silences.

    Materials Needed: device to watch lesson on, and a shaker

    Difficulty level: Preschool-KIndergartn

  • ImALittleTeaPot

    "I'm a Little Teapot" is a preschool and early elementary singing lesson. We will learn the words to the song, add motions, work on our loud and quiet singing voices, and add rhythm sticks to play a steady beat.

    Materials Needed: Rhythm sticks, device to watch lesson on

    Difficulty level:...

  • PreschoolMovementScarves

    Preschool and lower elementary aged kids will learn how to move their bodies by using scarves. We will move high, low, big, small, and learn about being creative in movement.

    Materials needed-scarves or ribbons and a device to watch the lesson on

    Difficulty level-preschool or lower eleme...

  • PeterPeterIfYou'reAble

    Peter Peter If You're Able is a drumming song that also includes 3 other rhythm instrument parts. Students will learn the drum part, count rhythms, learn the 3 other instrument parts, and then practice playing the different parts one at a time. They will learn ABA form and play the rhythms taugh...

  • WinterIsComing

    A 2 part singing song all about Winter! BRR!!! We sing all about hats, mittens, sleds, and snow. You will be practicing your singing voice without even realizing it while you sing this fun song.

    Materials needed-an electronic device or computer

    Difficulty level-all ages will be able to s...

  • TheStarSpangledBanner

    Has your child always wanted to learn "The Star Spangled Banner", why we sing it, and how to show patriotism while singing it? Well, in this lesson we will be covering all of that. It is important to learn many different types of songs, especially Patriotic songs. We will also be doing a vocal...

  • Hot Cross Buns

    In this lesson, we will be learning "Hot Cross Buns" and "Snail Snail". We will be practicing our singing voice using solfege, will use correct posture, will count the rhythms in the songs, and will add xylophone accompaniment underneath.

    Materials needed-xylophone or keyboard (if you have ...

  • Monkey Monkey Moo

    "Monkey Monkey Moo" is a song that uses ABA form. In the A section, we will be drumming the rhythm of the song. In the B section, we will be improvising our own rhythms. We will count the rhythms together using ti-ti, ta, and rest.

    Materials needed-a drum, or a bucket, tupperware containe...

  • The Homework Battle

    The Homework battle is a rhythm battle between a teacher and students. In this lesson, we will be using body percussion to stomp and clap the words of this speech piece. We will discuss form, dynamics, rhythm, and layer two rhythms together. At the 6:43 part of the video, you will be able to s...

  • Five Little Pumpkins

    In this video, students will learn the poem "5 Little Pumpkins." We will clap the rhythm of the poem, then will add 3 other rhythm parts underneath the main rhythm.

    Materials needed-drum (tupperware, bucket), rhythm sticks (wooden/plastic spoons), triangle (metal spoons) and an electronic d...

  • 20FunMusicFillerActivities.pdf

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  • 10MusicActivities.pdf

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  • How to structure a class period.pdf

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  • Classroom Managament Ideas.pdf

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  • Favorite Teaching Resources .pdf

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  • 40 Childrens Songs.pdf

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  • ComposerOfTheMonthPrintable.pdf

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  • 20 things to know before teaching music at an elementary school.pdf

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  • How to Integrate Music Into the Core Subjects.pdf

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  • How to Use Keyboards in the Elementary Music Classroom.pdf

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  • How to prepare for next school year.pdf

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  • Sample parent letter.pdf

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  • Recommended resources-classroom management and procedures .pdf

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  • Recommended resources-setting up your classroom and parent communication.pdf

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  • Recommended resources-teaching songwriting, singing, movement, and instruments.pdf

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  • Recommended resources-teaching holiday songs.pdf

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  • Holiday calendar and song suggestions.pdf

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  • Recommended resources-teaching songs from other cultures.pdf

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  • Recommended resources-how to connect with your students.pdf

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  • EMTBCourse.zip

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  • LessonPlans.zip

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  • CurriculumMapK-5th.pdf

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