Home Alone – Movie Soundtrack Analysis

Cover of Musical Analysis of the movie soundtrack Home Alone

Do you need one more “last week before the holidays” activity?⁣ I don’t know about you, but I’m tired and ready for a break! Lucky for you, I’m offering a great no prep, printable holiday activity that is sure to engage your students this holiday season. For our final week of music classes, my older […]

Music Listening as a Mental Health Strategy

Soundtrack of my life - connecting music to emotion SEL project

As music teachers, I’m sure you already know that there is a huge connection between music and our emotions… but do your students know that? And better yet, do they know how they can use music to help improve their mood? Story time While I was teaching music online, my junior students were doing a […]

3 Ways To Use Podcasts In Your Music Classroom

3 ways to use podcasts in your music classroom

Engaging middle schoolers, whether in person or through online learning, can sometimes feel like a challenge. We want our students to be critical thinkers and actively engage in music-related discussions. We also want to meet them where they are at and incorporate their interests. Want to know how you can do both? In this blog, I will […]

Projects for Middle School Music Students

projects for middle school music

Are you trying to find engaging project-based learning activities for your middle school music students? Personally, I want my students to deepen their skills as music makers, critical thinkers, and problem solvers when they spend time in my music classroom.  Opportunities for playing and performance are important. But that has proven difficult with the current […]