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.

Kodály Method

Kodály is an experience-based approach to teaching basic musical performance skills and music literacy through folk songs, chants, and singing games. The method uses solfege as one of its main tools to develop the inner ear.