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

  • 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.

  • How to Emotionally Connect with Your Students

    1h 2m

    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

    1h 4m

    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

    25m

    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

    33m

    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

    24m

    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

    19m

    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

    32m

    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

    21m

    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

    25m

    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

    34m

    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

    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 for FR...

  • Creativity in the Music Classroom with Steve Giddings

    12m

    "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

    31m

    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

    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.

  • 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-Isnt-There

    8m 27s

    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

    7m 51s

    "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

    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.

  • The-Animal-Fair

    10m

    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

    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

  • Peanut-Sat-On-A-Railroad-Track

    10m

    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

    9m 25s

    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
    9m 42s

    Alabama Gal

    9m 42s

    "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

    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

  • Bate-Bate-Chocolate

    7m 1s

    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
    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.

  • Himmel-und-Erde

    9m 9s

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

  • Four-White-Horses

    7m 43s

    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

    8m 9s

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

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  • The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

    75 videos

    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 ...

  • The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint

    20 videos

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

    You will also receive access to the private Facebook group.

  • Lessons and curriculum map

    41 videos

    The lessons and curriculum map bundle includes 41 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.