The purpose of this blog is to share fun and creative activities, games, visuals, and manipulatives for use in an elementary music classroom. I hope you find something useful to your teaching. Enjoy!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
And it begins...
I have decided to get my feet wet in the world of blogging, but decided that doing a personal blog wasn't something I felt drawn to. It would be hard to find things in my mundane life interesting to others, and what's the point of posting a blog if nobody is interested it following it? Uh...that would be a diary. So I said to myself, "Self, what talents and interests do you have that might be of interest to others?" Well, I love music, I love teaching, and I love being creative, and I get a charge out of sharing my wacky ideas with my own students and with other music teachers, so maybe a blog on classroom ideas is a good idea. Can I generate enough ideas to share with other music teachers to keep them coming back for more? Well, I guess we'll find out. If you find my ideas useful to your teaching, then become a follower of my blog and let me know to keep the ideas coming. Happy teaching!
Liza Meyers has taught preschool music classes, elementary music, choir, and undergrad and graduate music education courses during her 19 years as a teacher (OH, AZ, NY). Liza is Kodály and Orff certified and studied at the International Kodály Seminar in Kecskemet, Hungary in 2003. She has been instructor for graduate Kodály certification courses (AZ, KY, AL, AR) for 12 years and taught undergrad World Music classes in NY and OH and received a Japan Fulbright Memorial Scholarship in 2006. Liza is a doctoral candidate in music education from Arizona State University. She has extensive experience presenting workshops for in-service and pre-service music teachers and has held many leadership positions in state, regional, and national professional organizations, such as Western Division President for the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), as national program chair for the OAKE national conference in 2012, and currently as a member of the Teacher Education Committee for OAKE. Liza, an Ohio native, has recently returned to the state with her husband Brian, a music education professor at Miami University in OH. They live with their goofy Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Louie.