When I became the music teacher at my school, I had a very specific vision for the choir that I inherited. The choir was to be modeled after a youth honor choir, with a rigorous audition and interview process. 4th graders would be trained for the OAKE or OMEA honor choir in 5th grade, and 5th graders would be trained to jump into middle school choir fearlessly. Because of this, I needed worksheets that were essentially middle school level but with the colorful, fun aspects of elementary school. And, thus, my resource, "The Voice: Resources for Elementary Choirs" was born!
My Body is an Instrument
Colorful cartoon anatomy, also available in black and white, offers easy-to-remember definitions for the most relevant parts of the respiratory system.
Dangerous & Dynamic Diphthongs
Students sing best when they know which vowel sound to focus on. From the very beginning, I teach my singers about diphthongs so that they are aware of vowel unification and how to achieve it.
Color and Label the Voice
Once we've talked about the parts of our bodies that produce our sound, it's time to test the singer's memory. Tests are always more enjoyable when you get to color!
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My name is Nick Dolan, and I'm an elementary music teacher and choir director. I'm here to talk about teaching music!