New Choral Teacher Elementary- grades 3-5th - Rep Suggestions?
Date: February 10, 2016
I am a new music teacher and I have a choir that consists of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade boys and girls. The previous choir teacher retired and was burnt out, so the kids are really behind in music knowledge. None of the grade levels (not just choir) had ever done canons and had no knowledge of any musical lingo, dynamics etc. So I have my work cut out for me, not just for my choir. The songs that I thought might be fun to sing are; Chili Caliente, the Papaya Song, This Land is Your Land and Hearts Around the World. I am really trying to educate them as we go but would love some other song suggestions, and some tips to teach 2 part singing. Naturally, we are struggling and I want to make sure that I am not pushing them too hard. I want them to feel successful! I trest them like muscians, and pepper lingo as appropriate! So any advice, thoughts, suggestions would be great- I want to be sure that I am sharing the love of the music and any tips would be helpful!
Music Teacher- Las Vegas, NV