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Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

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Music



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Musicians

Charlotte Diamondís Themes - http://www.charlottediamond.com/teachers/themes.htm Ideas of which themes Charlotte's songs will fit; all CD's listed.

Denise Gagne's Web Site: Themes and Variations - http://www.musicplay.ca Denise is an Alberta teacher who has built incredible resources to use with young children. This site offers all of her CD's and music for purchase, with samples for everyone to enjoy. I've used her Alphabet Action CD and book all year - and it's amazing how it's helped the children with phonemic awareness!

Eric Nagler - http://www.ericnagler.com/ Music, schedule

Fred Penner - http://www.fredpenner.com/ Music, games, fun
Greg & Steve - http://www.gregandsteve.com/ Music, biography
Michael Mitchell - http://michael-mitchell.ca/  Music, concert schedule, other

Music for Kids: Geof Johnson - http://www.songsforkids.net/  I had never heard of him before browsing sites for this page, but  by listening to the song samples, I had to order 4 of his CDís for my classroom!

Raffi  - http://www.raffisongs.com/  All of his music and books; biography; teacher resources

Song Lyrics

Beckyís Campfire Songbook - http://dragon.sleepdeprived.ca/songbook/songbook_index.htm Lots of lyrics!

Boy Scout Song Book - http://www.accesscom.com/~daveh/sean/song/pbsong0.html lyrics

Kids Songs and Lullabies - http://worldkids.net/entertainment/music/lyrics/kidsongs/lyrics.htm Lyrics to about 80 songs
Lyrics Box - http://www.lyricsbox.com Search by title or by decade
MoJoís Musical Mouseum - http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/index.html Lyrics to tons of kids songs
Online Songbook: http://judyanddavid.com/cma.html Judy and Dave have lyrics to many kids songs
Scout Handbook - http://www.usscouts.org/songs/songbook.html - lyrics

Songs 4 Teachers - http://www.songs4teachers.com/ There are some free songs to download on this site - check the left hand column... but you can also order the CD for almost 600 songs (lyrics, chords) on every holiday, topic, theme...

Teachers Guide: Children's Songs - http://www.theteachersguide.com/ChildrensSongs.htm Lots of lyrics and midi files

Online Music

Creating Music - http://creatingmusic.com   Children can create music right on the computer without needing to read or write music. Just click dots or patterns and press the composer to listen to your own musical track.

Carol's Favorite - 2005

Cylinder Preservation - http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/ This site has the very old songs online.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra - http://www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/DSO_Intro.html For students and a section for teachers

Kididdles - http://kididdles.com/mouseum/allsongs.html Lots of songs online

Kid's Corner - http://members.tripod.com/~rosemck1/kids-corner.html Lots of songs online
KidTunes by dayVel - http://www.mp3forkidz.com/ downloadable mp3s
Music Mania - http://www.musicmania.ecsd.net/ A telecollaborative project with midi tunes and lyrics for young childrenís songs that could be used to inspire children to create their own lyrics
New York Philharmonic Kidzone - http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml? flash presentation; amazing introduction to instruments, to the symphony. Move your mouse over the illustrations to access each new section.

Carol's Favorite - 2005

Odd Music - http://oddmusic.com    Check out the gallery part  - very interesting instruments; see sample, hear an audio clip

Play Music - http://www.playmusic.org/ Great for the youngest kids
San Fransisco Symphony - http://sfskids.org - flash presentation; goes through all instruments; radio plays several channels each with 10 or so classical songs; more.

Carol's Favorite - 2005

Sing Along With Me - http://www.singalongwithme.com/ Midi files with active and animated lyrics. Great fun!

Teacher Resources and Links

A to Z Kids Stuff: Music - http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/musicpre.html Several fun ideas
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments - http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html This is a superb site with pictures and audio samples of many Renaissance instruments.
Adventures of CyberBee: Music Links - http://www.cyberbee.com/music.html Lots of great links

Canadian Childrenís Songwriterís Network - http://www.geocities.com/duncanw.geo/ccsn.html List of musicians, contacts. Check here for other Canadian artists that you might not know yet. You can usually listen to sample songs.

Children's Music - http://www.fastq.com/%7Ejbpratt/education/music/children.html Tons of links to sites with music for kids.
Children's Music and Songs - http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/songs.htm Incredible listing of music links!
Childrenís Music Web - http://www.childrensmusic.org Lots of links and resources
Educatorís Reference Desk: Music Lesson Plans - http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Arts/Music graded lessons

Instrument Encyclopedia - http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/ Photos and information; teacher resources

Kindergarten Music - http://www.kindernetonline.com/music.html One teacherís ideas and recommendations
Music Foundations - http://www.doe.state.in.us/primetime/pdf/foundationmusic.pdf ideas for integrating music
Promoting Literacy Through Music - http://www.songsforteaching.com/lb/literacymusic.htm An excellent article
Selecting Music for Children - http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/childmusic.htm guidelines

Singing as a Teaching Tool - http://www.naeyc.org/ece/2004/01.asp position paper from NAEYC

Singing With Children - http://www.earlychildhood.com/Articles/index.cfm?FuseAction=Article&A=27 Outlines developmental stages
Songs for Teaching Ė Using Music for Learning - http://www.songsforteaching.com/index.htm songs & CDís listed for different curricular areas
The Symphony: An Interactive Guide - http://library.thinkquest.org/22673/ There is a section on composers, a guide to the orchestra, a symphonic quiz (use this as part of a webquest!) a section on countries that composers come from and a crash course in symphonic form.
Teachnology: Music Resources - http://www.teach-nology.com/subjects/music/ Incredible listing of topics within the subject of music
Teach the Children Well - http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/arts.html#music Music is the third of the categories with links for this fine arts site

List Serve Mailing - May 7, 2005