Using Disney songs in the classroom

When Disney’s Frozen was released in theatres, children in my music classes were excited to sing Let it go during music time. For whatever reason, the children really connected with this song and it became a favourite overnight. Every week, I would have to remind them that we would finish music time with Let itContinue reading “Using Disney songs in the classroom”

It starts with ‘Hello’

‘Hello, hello hello. It’s music time today!Hello, hello, hello, who is here today?’ When children first arrive in your room, do you sing hello? Singing a hello song is a great way to start any music session. Not only is it a great way to warm up your vocal chords but it also builds aContinue reading “It starts with ‘Hello’”

Songs with Sami

COVID 19 has not been easy. With parents adding the role of teacher to their already busy lives, we have a thought of a way to make things a little easier. ‘Songs with Sami’ is a closed Facebook group designed to help parents with musical activities to do with their children during the isolation period.Continue reading “Songs with Sami”

Music and Self-Regulation

“The cerebellum right at the bottom of the brain is the timekeeper of the brain, controlling movement such as foot-tapping, dancing and playing an instrument. It plays an important role in emotional reactions to music. Our lower brain develops early and is functional from birth. It is involved with the regulation of all our primaryContinue reading “Music and Self-Regulation”