The Elementary Music Teacher Academy

The Elementary Music Teacher Academy contains a full course that walks new elementary music teachers through a step by step approach that shows you HOW to teach music.

As a bonus, you'll also get professional development with teacher training videos and PDF resources that guide you through teaching elementary music when you're just starting out.

The enrollment price is cheaper than the cost of attending an in person workshop, which you’ll only get to attend one time. But. by investing in The Elementary Music Teacher Academy, you’ll be able to get 24/7 lifetime access to any of the videos or PDF downloads. That means you can come back over and over again to dive into the content as much as you want and you’ll get to do professional development from the comfort of your home!

This course is different than anything else out there, because it’s not another music curriculum, but a way for you to find clarity and direction as you start your elementary music teaching career.

  • EMTB-Lesson 1-How to Set Up Your Classroom

    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.

    The Facebook Group mentioned at the beginning of this lesson does...

  • EMTB-Lesson 2-Classroom management and assessment

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 3-classroom procedures

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 4-lesson planning

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 5- favorite teaching resources

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 6-putting on programs

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 7-classroom instruments

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 8-teaching recorder

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 9-teaching singing

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 10-centers

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 11-teaching movement

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 12-Literacy in music

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 13-Music teaching strategies

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 14-Teaching in a low income school

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 15-Collaborating with other teachers

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson-16-Getting to know support staff

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 17-Substitute teacher lessons

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 18-Starting an honors choir

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 19-Putting on talent shows

    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.

  • EMTB-Lesson 20-Work-home life balance

    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.

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    Learn Piano At Home was created to take you from being a complete beginner to knowing how to play piano by ear, how to read music, correct piano technique, and all about music theory.

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