Elementary Music Curriculum for Music Specialists and Classroom Teachers
Musicplay Online is still under construction, but we are so excited about this site, that we’re encouraging teachers to use for free until construction is completed. The site will include everything that is in Musicplay, plus many more interactive activities!
•Solfa note naming and letter note naming for all reading songs
•Pop quizzes to teach, reinforce and assess note names, terms and symbols
•Games to teach concepts: beat/no beat, beat/rhythm, major/minor, smooth/separated, high/low, loud/quiet
•Solfa Practice movies: sm, lsm, smd, mrd, ls mrd
•Echo the flashcard, poison melody game, sing from handsigns, sing from notation, sing in solfa the pattern that you hear, assessment
•Rhythm Practice Movies: echo, poison rhythm, read patterns, clap what you hear, assess
•Ukulele tuners and guitar tuners are available now. Many songs to play on uke and guitar will be included. Vocal warmups are online now, and many more will be added
•Listening, Dance, Recorder and theory sections will be added.
Register now to use all the components that are available for free! When the site is complete, subscription costs will be very affordable - we hope to make the site available to teachers for about $20/month. Teachers, schools or districts that have purchased Musicplay packages will be given access to the site on a pro-rated basis - 5-8 years of access for purchase of a Musicplay K-6 package.
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The Mahalo Ukuleles
Red ukuleles only, are now available in limited quantities at a special price.
Mahalo Rainbow Series Ukuleles come complete with carry bags and are outstanding value for the price.#MR1RD $35 #MR1RD-10 Order 10 or more $30 each
We have limited quantities of these ukuleles so order now!
Interactive Now Vol. 1-4 SMARTBoard lessons and activities are designed for use in the elementary music classroom. They are colorful, engaging, interactive, and fun! These teaching tools have been classroom-tested and have proven to be effective and appealing for students.
Regularly priced at $100, on sale for $75
The Vidar ukuleles are a wooden ukulele - not a painted plywood or plastic uke. The neck is made of mahogany, the fingerboard is rosewood and the rest of the body is made of sappelle, which is an African wood often used in guitar making. It has very good quality machine heads so they stay in tune.
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This collection includes traditional and composed songs from many different cultures. You could use this as your winter concert, or you could teach the songs any time of year as part of a multicultural study. A simple script for narrators is included if you’d like to perform this as a program. It’s easy to adapt the script to leave out songs, or substitute songs. Most of the songs are two part, but all can be performed in unison with younger students. The recording features excellent vocals and orchestrations.
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This is a fantastic musical about our favorite season! 12 songs about fun in the snow including My Car Won't Start, Blizzard, Snow Day, Softly and more! Includes lyrics, script, perf/acc CD and PDF to project. Use as your holiday concert or just as a great collection for K-6.
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Christmas is approaching, and the elves are exhausted and tired of the cold! A few days of R and R in the warm island sun is just what they need ... snorkeling, collecting seashells, building sand castles, catching a wave behind that huge pirate ship . . . What? Pirates?!! ARRRR!! Ahoy, mates! Get ready for one mighty adventure when the legendary White Beard (aka Santa) and the elves teach a salty crew of colorful scallywags all about true treasure. Performance Kit/CD (Teacher, 20 Singer books, Perf/Accom CD)
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Get ready to shiver, shimmy and shake! The North wind is starting to blow and temperatures are dropping to ten below - zero, that is! A big blizzard is on the way as a cool bunch of jazzy, finger-snappin' snowflakes take center stage. What a glistening sight. UH OH! Here comes the snowplow! Join the fun as the Flakes and Snirts help the Littlest Snowflake see how no two flakes are alike and we are all special in our own way!
This classroom kit includes Teacher/Singer and Performance/Accompaniment CD for budget-saving value!
This charming holiday musical features five original songs and easy-to-learn rhyming dialog with over 30 speaking parts. The ENHANCED Teacher Edition includes piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, helpful production guide with staging and costume suggestions, PLUS an enclosed CD-ROM with reproducible singer and speaking parts. Suggested for Grades K-3. 25 minutes.
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Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed For Kids DVDs
This exercise DVD is a fun and easy way to provide daily physical activities in your classroom. It's the perfect indoor recess activity for Grade 1-6 classes! Play the DVD on a DVD/TV or project via computer to a Smartboard. Nancy leads a group of students in a fun, safe, efficient and effective 30 minute fitness program.
More information about Nancy's Daily Phys-Ed DVDs
We have a list of schools that have received grants so far - applications are still open!
Download the Musicplay Grant Application:
• Microsoft Word
Musicplay Award Winners
My name is Stacy and I've been teaching elementary music for the last 6 years. Throughout my teaching, I have used the textbook Musicplay as the main resource in my classroom. I've been involved with Musicplay for a long time, and I'm excited to share some lessons and ideas I have added to the resource throughout my years of teaching. I enjoy including additional movement, literacy, and assessment connections to the lessons in Musicplay. Often, I can use a single, simple song from this resource and expand it over many lessons. This helps to reduce your planning time and the number of songs you have to memorize throughout the school day. Please enjoy these lessons and resources!
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