The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TEACHING ELEMENTARY MUSIC?

You’re doing your absolute best to teach elementary music, but you feel like you’re not making any progress.

Maybe you leave school most days feeling defeated and like giving up and you don’t have a mentor teacher to ask for help.

It’s not easy when you feel like the other teachers in your building just don’t get what you do.

You’ve probably thought many times, “I’m so overwhelmed teaching elementary music!”

What if you could stop feeling this way and get the support you’ve been needing today?

There’s a lot lacking when it comes to mentoring elementary music teachers and my goal is to help give you the support system you’ve been needing.

If you’ve said “I struggle with”…
⇒ classroom management and procedures

⇒ teaching elementary music with confidence

⇒ how to connect with my toughest students

⇒ understanding the ins and outs of a typical day in the music room

⇒ structuring my class time for maximum effectiveness

⇒ lesson planning strategies

⇒ teaching “all the things” to my students

⇒ finding a work-home life balance

…than you NEED to enroll in The Elementary Music Teacher Academy today!

Click on the "VIDEOS" tab to see what video lessons, teacher trainings, and course lessons that are included.

Also, scroll to the bottom of that page to see the many PDF resources you'll receive as well.

See what one of my students said after joining:
“Hi Jessica! I just joined The Elementary Music Teacher Academy, and it is such a blessing! I begin a new job Monday teaching Pre-K to 11th grade in a small private school, with no budget! I am quite overwhelmed but excited! I spent the day watching your videos and omg they were God sent!! Thank you!!” Cristiana- K-11th music teacher

YOU’LL ALSO GET:
*Entry into the private Facebook group

*Weekly topic discussions

*A community of other music teachers

*Access to any new trainings, lessons, or PDF resources

*Monthly mentoring group calls with me and the other members

*Ongoing email support

STOP FEELING OVERWHELMED AND STRESSED OUT AND FIND YOUR JOY IN TEACHING MUSIC TODAY!

The Elementary Music Teacher Academy includes the Teacher Training bundle, Lessons and Lesson plan bundle, and Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint course that are also sold separately below.

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

    22m

    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

    28m

    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

    13m

    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

    14m

    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

    7m 28s

    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

    13m

    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

    4m 25s

    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

    8m 14s

    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

    14m

    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

    8m 12s

    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

    5m 56s

    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

    5m 27s

    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

    4m 10s

    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

    12m

    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

    5m 31s

    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

    3m 29s

    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

    5m 58s

    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

    7m 53s

    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

    6m 31s

    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

    4m 50s

    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.

  • Communicating with parents as the elementary music teacher

    14m

    In this training, we'll go over ways to communicate with parents as the elementary music teacher. This is tricky, because you see every child in the school. So, you'll communicate with the parents differently than the regular classroom teachers.

    Key takeaways from this training include:
    1. ...

  • How to emotionally connect with your students with Anne Mileski

    1h 2m

    This training with Anne Mileski of anacrusic.com is about how to connect with your students. As music teachers, it's harder to form a relationship with our students when we don't see them as often as the regular classroom teachers. But, there are definitely ways you can connect with your kiddos...

  • How to effectively teach songs from other cultures

    23m

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

    Key take aways from this training include:
    1. “Listen to an unfamiliar song and become familiar with it and practice it before you try to teach it. But, remember to ...

  • How to teach holiday music throughout the school year

    32m

    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.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "There's so much music out there. Don't get so hung up ...

  • How to find a balance between teaching sacred and secular music

    21m

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

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. ”If you’re doing a holiday program with certain grades, you’ll do just one song with the other grades”
    2. ”Vary up your pr...

  • Ways to include students who can't participate with holiday music

    17m

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

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Before you do anything else, talk to that child's classroom teacher and parent to find out which activities they can participate in....

  • Ways to teach instruments in the elementary music room

    32m

    In this training, we'll discuss how to use instruments, what instruments you need, and what to do if you don't have instruments.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. “Small groups can play rhythms, they can create rhythms together as a class, or they can improvise."
    2. "Center...

  • Tips for teaching singing in elementary music

    20m

    In this training, I'll share tips for teaching singing in elementary music. This is something that definitely didn't come naturally to me when I first started teaching, since I'm an instrumentalist. But, these are the strategies I began implementing that really helped not only me, but my studen...

  • Tips for teaching movement in elementary music

    30m

    This training goes over my favorite tips for teaching movement in elementary music. Getting kids up and moving is so important, and honestly in my opinion, is when lots of music learning takes place. If you're not teaching movement yet, most of the time, it just takes us stepping out of our com...

  • Teaching songwriting, composing, and improvising in elementary music

    20m

    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 at ste...

  • Ways to integrate music into the other subjects

    10m

    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.

  • Procedures, classroom management, and setting student expectations

    1h 1m

    Classroom management is definitely a huge struggle for elementary music teachers. You just want to teach music, and don't want to have to constantly focus on behavior issues and procedures. But, when good classroom management is in place, your teaching will go a lot smoother and more learning t...

  • Creativity in the music room with Steve Giddings

    12m

    In this training, you'll learn ways you can bring creativity into your music classroom, through using improvising and composing, even if it's new to you. Steve Giddings from stevesmusicroom.com does an excellent job explaining how to really implement these ideas into an elementary music classro...

  • How to plan for next school year

    22m

    In this training, we'll discuss everything you need to do now to have a successful school year next year.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. “Look at what worked this year and what didn’t work this year and rethink things for next year.”
    2. “When you take professional developm...

  • How to successfully begin teaching elementary music webinar

    26m

    This training will help you with getting started teaching elementary music. To get an even more extensive training, take the Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint course that is included in the academy.

  • This is Halloween

    8m 38s

    "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 Isn't There

    8m 27s

    "The Thing That Isn't There" is perfect to use as a Halloween activity. 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 leve...

  • Five Little Pumpkins

    6m 34s

    In the poem "Five Little Pumpkins", students 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 device or computer.

    ...

  • A Turkey Named Burt

    7m 51s

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

    Materials needed:
    rhythm or melodic instruments

    Grade level: lower elementary

  • The Animal Fair

    10m

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

  • We Are Dancing in the Forest

    6m 56s

    "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

    9m 5s

    "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

  • Winter is Coming

    10m

    "Winter is Coming" is a 2 part song about Winter. Students will sing all about hats, mittens, sleds, and snow. and will be practicing their singing voice. This is a great song for choir too.

    Materials needed-an electronic device or computer

    Difficulty level-all ages will be able to sing th...

  • In the Window

    4m 13s

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

    Materials needed: triangles or other rhythm instruments

    Grade level: Lower elementary

  • Summer
    8m 52s

    Summer

    8m 52s

    "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)

  • Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track

    10m

    "Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track" is a speech piece that incorporates different instrument parts.

    Materials needed: rhythm or melodic instruments

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

  • I Wish
    9m 22s

    I Wish

    9m 22s

    "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.

    Materials needed: rhythm instruments

    Grade level: Lower or upper elementary

  • 2-4-6-8
    8m 20s

    2-4-6-8

    8m 20s

    "2-4-6-8" is a speech piece that incorporates body percussion and rhythm.

    Materials Needed- device to watch lessons on

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

  • One Bottle of Pop

    7m 16s

    "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

  • Mother Mother

    6m 47s

    "Mother, Mother" teaches singing voice with movement and rhythm sticks.

    Materials needed- device to watch lesson on

    Grade level: lower elementary

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  • The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

    81 videos

    ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TEACHING ELEMENTARY MUSIC?

    You’re doing your absolute best to teach elementary music, but you feel like you’re not making any progress.

    Maybe you leave school most days feeling defeated and like giving up and you don’t have a mentor teacher to ask for help.

    It’s not eas...

  • The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint

    20 videos

    The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint course includes lifetime 24/7 access to 20 lessons and printable worksheets to help you get started in your elementary music teacher career.

    Lessons include:
    -How to set up your classroom
    -Classroom management and assessment
    -Classroom procedures
    -Lesson p...

  • Lessons and curriculum map

    46 videos

    The lessons and curriculum map bundle includes 46 lessons taught by Jessica with lesson plans and a full curriculum map for the entire school year for K-5th grades.

    You will also receive access to the private Facebook group and ongoing email support.