Combining Vocal Exploration with Story Telling and Composition

I’m collaborating with my music teacher blog friends at MusicEd Blogs on Facebook to discuss all the different ways we teach melody! Today I wanted to share an easy idea that combines melody composition with story-telling. Many of you are probably familiar with vocal explorations. I love the idea of vocal explorations and how simple yet effective they are. If you aren’t familiar with vocal explorations, here is an example of one you might see… Vocal explorations are typically used for vocal warmups. Students follow a lined path singing different pitches. The visual representation of those pitches is what inspired me […]

Adding a Video Element to a Creative Story Composition

Recently I added a video element to the Creative Story Compositions, FaLaLaLaLa and Fall Fun. I will be adding this element to all the creative story compositions later this month. Last week at Christmas camp I was able to try the new video element with my students and they turned out so cute! I had 4 different groups. I explained to each group that we would be creating a Christmas story, round robin style. I then took each page from FaLaLaLaLa, cut the top half so just the picture scene was showing, numbered them on the back and laminated them.  […]

A Pirates Life!

Ahoy Matey’s! I’m happy to announce that the Creative Story Compositions- A Pirates Life! is complete and now available in the store! As always the first 24 hours a product is released it is 20% off so grab it now! (Tip: Talk like a Pirate Day is September 19th!) If you are not familiar with the  Creative Story Composition series that I have been making, you will definitely want to check out this video for an inside look. Creative Story Compositions is a unique way for students to meld the story-making and composition process together. Creative Story Compositions encourages students […]