TEACHER MARK'S MUSIC ROOM

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Estaba el seņor Don Gato

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Estaba el señor Don Gato

Estaba el señor Don Gato

sentadito en su tejado marramiau, miau, miau,

sentadito en su tejado.


Ha recibido una carta

por si quiere ser casado, marramiau, miau, miau, miau,

por si quiere ser casado.


Con una gatita blanca

sobrina de un gato pardo, marramiau, miau, miau, miau,

sobrina de un gato pardo.


El ...

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Fireworks in Your Mind

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2018 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Love this Ted cartoon. https://youtu.be/R0JKCYZ8hng

Mr Reda's Maths Song

Posted by [email protected] on February 6, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mr Reda and his year 4 class came round to my class to record a sopng for their assembly. Quite clever how he went about it! ;)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgyPjcZBHQ#action=share

Letter to Parent

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As a specialist teacher, parents rarely express interest in my subject. This is both a curse and a blessing. Blessing because specialists have hundreds of students (a whopping 800 little musicians in my case). but the same time in a day. Then again, when parents tell you that music is an integral part of their life, it puts you in a good mood ;)!


One parent emailed me inquiering about her daughter's lessons and here was my response.


Dear Parent,

...
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Working at an amazing school

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews (DPS), which is a part of the

National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training

(QQA), conducted this special review in accordance with the review procedures of schools

with ‘outstanding’ performance in the last review cycle over one day by a team of twelve

reviewers. During the review, reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinized

student...

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Working at an amazing school

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews (DPS), which is a part of the

National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training

(QQA), conducted this special review in accordance with the review procedures of schools

with ‘outstanding’ performance in the last review cycle over one day by a team of twelve

reviewers. During the review, reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinized

student...

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Obwisana

Posted by [email protected] on September 6, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a cool game I adapted from MUSICPLAY. It involves story telling, african singin, and drumming.

Here are my kids playing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZyLTx1YdM&index=14&list=PLDaDq7kFIPNTkbGujC3hqpCFrScmzDiT8

 

Students sit in a circle and the teacher begins with a story about a little girl who lives in Ghana. One day the little girl is walking down a Country Lane when she falls down and hurts her finger on a rock. She runs to her gr...

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Seeing Rhythms differently

Posted by [email protected] on July 6, 2017 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Exciting vid showing the circular plotting of rhythms as opposed to traditional scores, visually exploring the similarities of various world musics. In the past I have used circular step sequencers and also tried to explain to students in this way. Chalk this one down. https://youtu.be/2UphAzryVpY

Saying Tam Biet. A year ago today.

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear All,

 

I want to say good bye and thanks from the bottom of my heart for supporting me with your kind words and friendly actions. And especially for helping our little musicians make our school more musical. That means EVERYTHING to me.

 

It's been a privilege learning from you all. I found your hard work and commitment to our kids inspirational. And when our profession gets hectic, keep sight of the big picture: Living in harmony is the only game in to...

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Answers to Joshua's Quizz

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope I win! A click on the link will clarify this post ;)

https://youtu.be/-AJsh7xRXZk




1. Julian Bream

2. Peter Sculthorpe

3. Faber FF Music

Super Hero Rhythm Game

Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Just had an idea for a fun drumming game. In teams, kids choose an upside down superhero rhythm flashcard. If the can play the rhythm to the pulse the team keeps it. Winning team gets drumming dojo powers. Should be a blast and great drum circle inspiration.


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Arabic songs

Posted by [email protected] on June 13, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Letter from arabic co-worker RE:Arabic songs


Dear Mr. Mark,


As spoken, Kindly find the below as per requested:

Arabic aphabet songs:

https://youtu.be/ci5T68OiKto

https://youtu.be/HKJA87xnA9g


Arabic numbers songs :


https://youtu.be/ul48S_Qnrug

https://youtu.be/MY7iwHVY5ro


Weekdays :


https://youtu.be/OxVY3IwDaw8

https://youtu.be/xOKYuz7kDUs


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Melodic Step Sequencer

Posted by [email protected] on May 22, 2017 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Melodic Step Sequencer

Have children in a row. Give each child a chime that corresponds to the note of a melody. On child or teacher walks steadily past each child and they have to play their note. Together they must guess the name of the melody.

You can expand on this by having teams or two rows and reward the most musical team, or having them sing a word each.

Easy melodies are

Twinkle twinkle (CGGAAG-FFEEDDC-)

Do A Deer (CDEFGABC)

Incy Wincy Spider (CCCD...

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