Introducing Music, the Montessori Way
Growing up in a musical family, I was fortunate enough to take music lessons my whole school career. My instruments of choice were the Soprano and Tenor Recorders. When I had taken my Soprano Recorder lessons and exams as far as I could, my fabulous high school music teacher, Mrs Myburgh, suggested I continue on to the Tenor Recorder, which I was fortunate enough to borrow from the school. I enjoyed every minute of it and loved losing myself in the music.
I have been playing with the idea of introducing the children to formal music lessons. I’ll be giving them the lessons myself.
To start our music lessons, we’ll be working on notes, rhythm and beat.
I have found these great resources and ideas that we’ll be making use of:
Free Recorder Sheet Music from Making Music Fun
Fancy Egg Shakers from Mama Smiles
Note Cards – one-beat rhythm activity from Emily’s Elementary Music Education Blog
How to Tell the Difference Between the Rhythm & the Beat from Lets Play Music
Musical water play from Let the Children Play
The Ultimate Music Theory Worksheets Guide from Ear Training and Improv
Ever wonder how they make the recorder?