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This book is your step-by-step action plan to help you find a new (or slightly used) piano for your music classroom at no cost to you. Some may be completely free, some may require effort in obtaining funds from one source another. Everything is outlined for you. Find your FREE Piano, Now!  ...
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Music Teachers teach at fast pace for many more hours beyond the school day (every day!). To keep from burning out, it's a good idea to pause and take daily inspirations from regular sources. I've found that positive quote books or books with quotes of music lovers are a great start (like this one). Some of us turn to spirituality. Others look to musical accomplishments. Whatever works for YOU, I implore you to get into a habit of doing that one thing, every day! According to Google, here are some of the highest visited places online where music teachers get inspired....
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None of us could imagine a life without music. That’s why it is inconceivable to imagine a society that doesn’t embrace Music Education as being an essential part of schooling. Music teachers around the globe are suffering from tighter budgets, limited resources and some even have had their jobs eliminated. How can we, as a society, allow that to happen? Somehow, it HAS happened and here we are.

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Here is a challenge I call "Music in a Day": ...

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In short, it’s a way to outfit your classroom with the supplies you need through crowdsourcing. Intrepid teachers can fund their music programs by joining DonorsChoose.org for FREE. They are a non-profit with the sole concern of funding your classroom. Teachers are able to post a project (starting with a maximum of $800) and pre-select how the money will be spent through the vast array of retailers and educational providers connected through their website. People are able to browse these projects by location, subject or theme and then decide how much they would like to donate. If the project requires $800...
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While the average general music class may be driven by a text book, there are ways to increase interest and participation. Think about how many students currently receive or would like to start guitar lessons. The guitar is an instantly accessible instrument and it can be leveraged into a classroom ensemble. This doesn’t mean you have to start guitar lessons in class, it just means it may be time to consider adding the guitar to your music lesson plans. Another thing to consider adding to your music lesson plans are educational games. There are seemingly infinite options for this but you...
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Here are two printable images you can hang up in your music class. They not only inspire but can be used as part of a lesson or even used as the focal pieces for your bulletin board. Shania Twain was one of the first crossover country to pop music superstars. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, her family struggled to get by each day raising her and her four brothers and sisters. Not only did she have several mega-hits, she also won 5 Grammy Awards... so far! Here is one of her best quotes on how she became a superstar: "No dream is...
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Here is some free sheet music for your string orchestra. It contains three violin parts for your students to play "America" (more popularly known as 'My Country Tis of Thee'). This can be used as a warm-up exercise, as a solo piece or as part of a larger work for string orchestra or symphonic band. To use this as a warm-up, the students should play the piece in G Major, then immediately go into A Major and finish with the Bb Major version. Enjoy! America-My-Country-Tis-of-Thee.pdf...
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