Music Teaching

Five Tips for Great Vocal Health for Music Teachers

As the new term approaches, you’ve got your new planner sorted, your timetable and you’re starting in on your lesson plans. But have you thought about how you’re going to keep your voice working all the way until Christmas? Many of us had disrupted school for the last eighteen months with lots of time teaching online, wearing masks, and little or no singing. This year, we’re being promised no shutdowns and at the moment, we’re all allowed to sing.
With five simple tips, you can get your voice functioning better than ever so you’ll still have a voice for the end of term carol concert.

Valuing Yourself – Conquer Imposter Syndrome Because Money Matters

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What is it about us teachers? We never seem to be able to value ourselves. We take our super-powers for granted and then sell ourselves short. Well all that’s about to change. At least for me, and the teachers I support in the Doremi Sofa. This month we’re talking about Money Matters. You can read …

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The easiest and quickest way to excellent rhythm skills

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Do you want to improve your students’ rhythm skills? Whether you’re a music teacher, instrumental or vocal teacher, Kodály musicianship teacher or a class teacher your students can benefit from this quick and easy rhythm game. If you want to know what the game is, and also why and when to do it, then this …

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Teach Beat and Rhythm Successfully With This Simple 5-Step Game

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Do you have trouble explaining the difference between pulse and rhythm? Get physical first with this fun, simple song Helen uses in both her Kodály Musicianship and Piano lessons. Your students will FEEL the difference and you won’t get tangled up with ineffective, wordy explanations. No apologies for the super cute cat gif! Choosing from …

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