Professional Development Bundle

The professional development bundle includes 15 workshops taught by Jessica and other music education experts and 19 PDF resources you can use in your elementary music classroom. You'll also find the same teacher trainings and PDF resources inside The Elementary Music Teacher Academy.

Hover over each lesson graphic to see the description of what it's about and the key takeaways.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Professional Development Bundle

    15 videos

    The professional development bundle includes 15 workshops taught by Jessica and other music education experts and 19 PDF resources you can use in your elementary music classroom. You'll also find the same teacher trainings and PDF resources inside The Elementary Music Teacher Academy.

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  • Learn Piano At Home

    25 videos

    Maybe your child has been wanting to learn piano, but adding one more thing to your calendar seems overwhelming.

    Learn Piano At Home was created to take your child from being a complete beginner (or who has some lessons already under their belt) to knowing how to play piano by ear, how to read m...

  • Learn Music with Mrs. Jessica

    46 videos

    Either your kiddos want to learn music, but you have no idea how to teach them, you're a work from home parent needing engaging ideas for your little ones, or you're a teacher wanting to find new ideas to do with your students.

    This is a bundle of a variety of 46 songs and accompanying simple le...