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7 Tips When Planning for Next Year

by Note Knacks Music

As this crazy year comes to an end and the race for making next year work a success has begun, I have started to look at articles out there that can help! I thought that before I can actually sit down and plan lessons, I needed some suggestions on how to plan. How can we […]

Virtual Musical Games: Part 2

by Note Knacks Music

I was so inspired by last week’s post that I started digging into my stash of games and found a few more that I would like to share with you! A couple you have seen before from way back when, one is a  variation (because you know how much I LOVE to extend a lesson!!) […]

5 Virtual Musical Games For Teachers and Parents!

by Note Knacks Music

Games are always a good idea!! ….especially in a time when we all want to have as much fun as possible!! Here are 5 that I have done with both my classes and my little one! The best part about this is that you can make a few changes to accommodate multiple grade levels! How […]

Create A Musical City With Your Little Ones!

by Note Knacks Music

My 4 year old daughter loves to build with blocks ~and in particular, castles! As I was planning her lessons for the week, I saw an opportunity to create something that could not only get her excited to play with over a period of time, but would also serve as a platform for learning. This […]

An At Home Musical Scavenger Hunt

by Note Knacks Music

To shake things up a bit, here is a fun activity that you can easily send home in a packet for those kids that do not have access to the internet ~ a musical scavenger hunt! The goal is for them to sharpen their aural skills and to see just how creative they can be! […]

Brain Breaks: Fun Music Websites for Kids!

by Note Knacks Music

There are some great websites out there for kids to learn musical concepts! Here are my favorite 4: https://www.nyphilkids.org/index.html ~ they offer fun games to sharpen both your listening skills, as well as your musical knowledge https://play.lso.co.uk/performances ~ you can see an orchestra from many points of views and learn about each instrument in each […]

Music At Home ~ Brain Breaks

by Note Knacks Music

As homeschooling gets underway and teachers post lessons, here are a list of simple “brain breaks” to bring joy and much needed movement into your child’s day! Everyday I will post new activities (videos to come)for you either to do with your child or once it is set up, he/ she can do it alone. […]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

by Note Knacks Music

If you have been reading my posts for awhile, then you know I love using great literature in my lessons! ..and you also know that I love creating a template and building on it so as to squeeze as much out of my time, as possible! Well, today’s post accomplishes both!! Brown Bear, Brown Bear, […]