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Do It Yourself! 4 Music Games on a Shoestring Budget

Category: ThePianoMag Blog
Created on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:17

Sometimes students need hands-on, interactive ways to reinforce the musical concepts they are learning. If you are looking for games or activities for your students that won’t break your budget, here is a fun way to get started. Everyday thousands of lids for plastic containers of milk and other beverages are thrown away. With the help of your students, you can repurpose them as enjoyable learning tools. 

To create interest and student involvement, begin by collecting a few lids, and set them out them out in view of your students. Explain that you need the students to help you gather enough lids to play some music games. Sending e-mails to parents can also help your collection grow.


The Patience of...a Teacher

Category: ThePianoMag Blog
Created on Monday, 10 December 2012 14:02

As I sit tapping my foot, annoyed and staring at the little wheel going around on my computer, I say to my husband, who is a computer consultant, “we have no internet connection again!” He looks over at me and calmly says, “Give it a minute.” He also says one more thing in passing, “…you are so impatient it still amazes me sometimes that you are a teacher!”