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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 town. We cannot know what the role of intelligence and knowledge will have in this digital age, so having teachers with massive hearts will make each lesson future-proof.


I've no doubt you will support next year's music teacher. She will surely repay you by making your kids more intelligent, creative and cooperative. I'm very happy to know that she is incredibly passionate and very excited about her new role. (And lucky to have the best job in the world.)


Happy holidays yo!



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-)


Incy Wincy Spider (CCCDEEEDCDEC)





A Song for Music Teachers to Say Good Bye

Posted by [email protected] on April 26, 2017 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Song for Music Teachers to Say Good Bye. Might get round to writing a proper score






Arpegiate chords




D F#/D B/D A/D


Music Time is over now




Time to say good bye


D F#/D B/D A/D


Every body sing along




As we make a line






Silently we'll walk to class




Thank you thank you thank you




Another happy week will pass




Till I see you again

We are Friends

Posted by [email protected] on March 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

You've got to be kind to your friends
They ought to be kind to you
Let's all look out for eachother
Cause that's what good friends they do

Just like sisters just like brothers
We can sing and dance together
You will find a friend's a treasure
like shelter in stormy weather
Pick me up when I am down
I love having you around

We are friends

(to the tune of ''Stand By, Extremoduro'')

Where is the Froggy Game?

Posted by [email protected] on January 24, 2017 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes teaching singing can be like pulling teeth: kids are just not in the mood. Here's a game that never fails to engage kids. If anything, it will get kids arguaing over who gets to sing.

Have one turn her back to the the class and give a pencil, a book, and a toy frog to three volunteer singers. Sing the song:


Who's got the pencil?

(Only child with item)

I got the pencil


Who's got the book


(Only child with item)

I got the book



Who's got the froggy

(Only child with item)

I got the froggy

(Chorally) Turn around and look (x2)

The child with back to the back must guess by who has each item.

Steer the lesson towards the conclusion that we are all unique in our voice and when one of us doesn't sing the song is not as awesome.

Choose an instrument

Posted by [email protected] on January 8, 2017 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Choose an instrument is a drum circle game for toddlers. Preteach the names of instruments.

Tune: London Bridge

Choose an instrument you can play,

You can play, you can play,

Choose an instrument you can pay,

What’s your favourite?

Peter plays the tambourine,

Tambourine, tambourine,

Peter plays the tambourine,

That’s the favourite.

The children sit in a circle with a selection of percussion in the

centre. A beanbag is passed round during verse 1. Whoever is

holding the beanbag at the end, chooses an instrument and

plays it while verse 2 is sung.

Source: file:///C:/Users/rodgersm/Downloads/Musical%20Activities%20in%20the-m%20-%20Foundation%20Stage.pdf

We Are Going To The Moon For Drums

Posted by [email protected] on January 3, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a drum circle game where each kid sings her name. Chant and accentuate each sylable with the drum, alternating three loud beats with six softer ones. Good way to refresh memory and the concept tied in to the nursery's science curriculum who are learning about space.

Zoom Zoom ZOom!

We're going to the moon

What's your name?

Get on the rocket Soon!

(my name's ....)

OFSTED's Spider

Posted by [email protected] on November 6, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)