What is the best way to teach children music?

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I have only a few weeks to work with this group of kids in a choir type setting. I won’t have access to a piano but i will have a guitar. I was wondering whether I need to teach notes, sight reading.singing? or if that is a waste of time when I only have 4 weeks. Also, should I break students into vocal parts? I have so many questions but I’ll leave it at that.

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By travelingman on February 25th, 2010 at 10:38 am

Children naturally will sing and all children have rhythm. If you wish to teach treble cleft make a game out of it.

Everyone thinks it is funny when they learn the mnemonic for the lines and that the spaces between the lines spells FACE.

Teach the "Alphabet Song" and then "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" demonstrating that it is the same music, just different words. The same is true, I believe, of "God Save the Queen" and "America the Beautiful".

Students/Children naturally move to music so let then invent a dance for some of the songs.

As they show more interest, children are inherently curious about everything, show them how you tune the guitar, how each string sounds, how each string is different, what happens when you play low or high on a string, etc.

It does not sound as if you desire a full-fledged music course so let the students and you as well enjoy your time being together with music, the sound of the soul.

Good Luck …
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By goaheadnfireme on February 25th, 2010 at 10:58 am

Teach them some songs. Don’t get too complicated. Teach them how to count quarter notes, half, whole, treble clef, bass clef. Sing, sing, sing!!! Bring in cd’s and copy the lyrics of songs they like!! You’ll have a blast and they will too! >>>>
References :

http://www.k12schoolsupplies.net/Music-Movement-In-The-Classroom-Gr-Pk-K-p/ctp8016.htm

is wonderful for prek music instruction. It might help you get your group heading in the right direction.
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