Music

Music Workshops Part 1

Contributor: Matt Derstine | Length : 49 | File type : Audio

What are some reasons for teaching music in our schools? Come explore the ingredients for good music. What is the determining factor in what makes music good or bad?

Music Workshops Part 2

Contributor: Matt Derstine | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

What are some reasons for teaching music in our schools? Come explore the ingredients for good music. What is the determining factor in what makes music good or bad?

Music Workshops Part 3

Contributor: Matt Derstine | Length : 51 | File type : Audio

What are some reasons for teaching music in our schools? Come explore the ingredients for good music. What is the determining factor in what makes music good or bad?

I’m a Music Teacher. Now What Do I Do?

Contributor: Yuriy Kravetz | Length : 7 | File type : Video

You've agreed to teach music. Now what? Yuriy describes the goals you should consider for your classes, and lays out a step-by-step method for teaching sight-singing. View or download on Vimeo or d... Read More

Music: Discovering New Hymns for Our Day

Contributor: Myron Sauder | Length : 64 | File type : Audio

The pace of new hymns being published exploded in the late twentieth century and is still expanding today. Discover how these hymns combine tradition with innovation, including some hymns by Mennonite... Read More

Music: Composing for Congregational Singability

Contributor: Myron Sauder | Length : 54 | File type : Audio

Congregational singability requires a melody that delights and harmony that convinces. Concepts and skills for writing successful four-part harmony include chords, cadences, voice leading, and harmoni... Read More

Music: Rediscovering Hymns From the Past

Contributor: Myron Sauder | Length : 61 | File type : Audio

Hymns come in families—hymns of a generation resemble each other. And many times they “grow up,” changing in one way or another before they come to us. Let’s meet some great hymns and their cousin... Read More

How Can I Get My Students to Sing? Positive School Culture, Engaging Music Practices

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 10 | File type : Video

What do you do if your students won't sing? If they don't sing well? Anthony describes three principles to keep music practice enjoyable and effective: Invest in a positive school culture. Be ... Read More

That Golden Routine: The Power of Daily Music Practice

Contributor: Jeff Swanson | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you train 6-year-olds to sing well? How do you train high school students? While students' voices mature as they grow older, Jeff encourages teachers to use the same techniques—and expect sim... Read More

Ta, Ta, Ta-Di Ta: Music Class Exercises for Rhythm and Beat

Contributor: Karlita Weaver | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Elementary students at Pleasant Valley use With Glad Voices to study music. In this class, Karlita leads students in exercises to enhance their sense of rhythm and beat.... Read More