for Parents

Welcome, PS 51 Parents! I am so glad that you’ve taken this opportunity to visit my site and learn more about your child’s music education. There is a lot of information for you including our curriculum maps, our monthly lesson updates, pictures and videos of your child learning in music class, descriptions of all of…

Classroom Design

The design of your music classroom directly affects the overall flow and efficiency of your lessons. Your classroom should do a lot of the work for you. When materials all have a home with clear labels, you and your students can access instruments and teaching materials easily while keeping the space neat and clean.

PreK Music Curriculum Maps

These curriculum maps are specifically designed for our music students at PS 51. They have been carefully crafted over the past several years. They are aligned with our integrated study units in science, social studies, or ELA that our classroom teachers have designed and scheduled when appropriate. They also incorporate our partnership curriculum (NYCB, Carnegie…

Music PD Workshops in NYC

Here are some local music education organizations and their PD/Workshop offerings for this school year. Click on the link to each respective organization to find out location, times, and prices of events. If you know of additional workshops, please feel  free to email me and I’ll add them to our list. ORFF SCHULWERK New York…

Kindergarten Music Curriculum Maps

These curriculum maps are specifically designed for our music students at PS 51. They have been carefully crafted over the past several years. They are aligned with our integrated study units in science, social studies, or ELA that our classroom teachers have designed and scheduled when appropriate. They also incorporate our partnership curriculum (NYCB, Carnegie…

First Grade Music Curriculum Maps

These curriculum maps are specifically designed for our music students at PS 51. They have been carefully crafted over the past several years. They are aligned with our integrated study units in science, social studies, or ELA that our classroom teachers have designed and scheduled when appropriate. They also incorporate our partnership curriculum (NYCB, Carnegie…

Second Grade Music Curriculum Maps

These curriculum maps are specifically designed for our music students at PS 51. They have been carefully crafted over the past several years. They are aligned with our integrated study units in science, social studies, or ELA that our classroom teachers have designed and scheduled when appropriate. They also incorporate our partnership curriculum (NYCB, Carnegie…

Resource Links

Music Companies (for purchase of instruments, books, cds, teaching materials) West Music Company Peripole Music in Motion MusicRhapsody Making Music Fun Teachers Pay Teachers (just search for the music activities) Websites with Teaching Resources Musicians with Apps Music Bulletin Boards for Teachers Really Good Stuff (not music specific, but great ideas and products that can be flipped…

Grants

Many of us struggle with little to no annual budgets for our classrooms. We need to be proactive about getting the materials we need for our students! Here are some tips on writing grants for your music classes.

Orff-Schulwerk Approach

Orff Schulwerk is an approach to teaching music that inspires total, active involvement in music making incorporating speech, singing, movement, instrument playing, drama, improvisation and composition to engage the imagination in a playful and creative environment. It develops the whole child with a balance of emotional and intellectual stimulation.