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The Elementary Music Life with Erik Whitehill
13 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Darkness and Light
This episode is an essay I wrote as I am struggling with teaching elementary general music via live stream on the internet. It is a call to focus more on student connection and less on state standards.
12 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Guided Meditation for General Music Teachers
Feeling run down? Feeling uninspired? Feeling stressed? This short episode contains a framework for guided meditation in the hopes you can incorporate self-care in your teaching.
28 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Of Synchronous Streaming and Sticks...
In this episode, I have provided two major segments: My top 10 suggestions for synchronously streaming elementary music classes Some selected passages from my Kindergarten Lunch and Recess Duty Journal I feature a lot of websites in this episode. Here are the links: Synesthesia Listen and Draw Lesson from Teach Rock https://teachrock.org/lesson/drawing-music-hearing-colors-seeing-sounds Go Noodle - Guided Dances https://app.gonoodle.com/ Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Make Your Own In https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/activities/make-your-own-instrument "Sorida" from Mrs. Ankrum's Music Room https://youtu.be/JwpGibkBsD0 "Double This Double That" from the Responsive Classroom https://youtu.be/g4ea2GmBqFo Dan Brown and 'Wild Symphony' https://youtu.be/cuIDgTUkhlw Mo Willems and 'Because' https://youtu.be/lh7S5r78tS0 Incredibox https://www.incredibox.com/ Isle of Tune https://thefwa.com/cases/isle-of-tune Chrome Music Lab: Melody Maker and Rhythm https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Melody-Maker/ https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Rhythm/ Tone Matrix Redux https://www.maxlaumeister.com/tonematrix/ Groove Pizza https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/?museid=pS1APISRU& Virtual Instruments https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/ https://femurdesign.com/theremin/ https://www.musick8kids.com/html/play_bw.php?bwswitch=TRUE https://www.google.com/logos/2020/mbira/r4/mbira20.html?hl=en&ddllb=1&doodle=122734981&gl=zw https://apps.makeymakey.com/bongos/ https://www.musictheory.net/piano Virtual Field Trips at Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/ Google JamBoard https://jamboard.google.com/
16 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
A Short Bio and Some Encouragement
In this episode, there’ll be two segments. The first is a brief biography telling how I ended up living an elementary music life and a bit of credibility building for those who don’t know me. The second part is an encouragement for all of us as we struggle to teach in this time of pandemic.
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