I am new at teaching music in a classroom setting. I am the first to admit that I shouldn't be teaching a general music class because I don't have the experience. I am the music director for a church, and they wanted me to teach classes at the school. I really didn't have much say in the matter. I have my M.M in music, but not in education. I teach private piano lessons, but that's it. Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should be teaching?
Relax and don't be anxious in the classroom because the students can tell right away. Your in charge of what you will be teaching. Visit this web site and see if it can help you. If you know the standards of music education you can plan you classes around that.
You will do fine and probably be the best music teacher these kids ever had. :-)
Most elementary school music teachers only see a class of kids once or twice a week, so you won't have enough time for any sort of intensive cirriculum.
Teach them stuff like note lengths (quarter, eighth, half etc.), time signitures, notes on the staff. You also might be expected to have them sing or learn about famous composers, musicians, musical styles, but not too much (they're only elementary school kids)
You should probably ask the principal of the school what they're looking for in a music teacher.
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