33 episodes

It's Sunday evening. You're burnt out and your head is still spinning at the chaos of last week's lessons. Monday morning is just around the corner - what will you teach?
Anne and Victoria share practical ideas and teaching strategies that you can do first thing Monday morning. Each activity is linked to a larger teaching process or pedagogical concept.
Consider us the two music teaching team members you wish you had in your school.

Teaching Music Tomorrow - with Anne Mileski and Victoria Boler Victoria Boler

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

It's Sunday evening. You're burnt out and your head is still spinning at the chaos of last week's lessons. Monday morning is just around the corner - what will you teach?
Anne and Victoria share practical ideas and teaching strategies that you can do first thing Monday morning. Each activity is linked to a larger teaching process or pedagogical concept.
Consider us the two music teaching team members you wish you had in your school.

    Kindergarten Music Series: Closing Activities

    Kindergarten Music Series: Closing Activities

    Closing Activities are an important part of routine for both students and teachers in Kindergarten music. We want to leave students with a positive, music making experience as they leave the music room. Included in these closing activities are often opportunities for reviewing the learning objectives for the day, as well as the actual nuts and bolts of managing students through the transition of leaving the music room and rejoining their teacher. You as the teacher can decide whether the students need something higher or lower energy at the end of class to make that transition successful.

    In this episode of Teaching Music Tomorrow, Anne shares the book, "The Old Black Fly" and Victoria shares the game "Zapatitos Blancos."


    Thank you for listening! ⁠Visit our website ⁠to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:
    ⁠http://teachingmusictomorrow.com⁠
    ⁠annemileski.com⁠ | ⁠@annemileski on instagram⁠
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    • 20 min
    Kindergarten Music Series: Steady Beat

    Kindergarten Music Series: Steady Beat

    Steady Beat, like the other concepts explored in this series, is a foundational concept for all music making. It is unique, as it is often what we think of first when we think of “Kindergarten music.” Remember that exploring steady beat should be experienced based, where students work with pulse as well as the overall flow of music.

    Consider ways to keep and show the steady beat in creative ways that also take into account musicality and musicianship, such as using spider fingers or other visual prompts that encourage flow through space and time.

    In this episode of Teaching Music Tomorrow, Victoria shares an activity for "Dale Dale Dale" and Anne shares "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

    Thank you for listening! ⁠Visit our website ⁠to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow!

    For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    ⁠http://teachingmusictomorrow.com⁠ ⁠

    annemileski.com⁠ | ⁠@annemileski on instagram⁠⁠

    victoriaboler.com⁠ | ⁠@victoriaboler on instagram ⁠

    • 20 min
    Kindergarten Music Series: Echo Singing

    Kindergarten Music Series: Echo Singing

    Echo Singing, in addition to vocal exploration, is one of the many ways that we get students ready to use their singing voices. Singing voice can be a challenging skill to master for many students because there can be a disconnect between what it means to hear singing voices, hear our own singing voice, as well as access the vocal mechanism that allows us to produce a singing voice. In addition to the actual act of singing, knowing when it’s “my turn” versus “your turn” to sing can be a challenging task for students as well.

    In this episode of Teaching Music Tomorrow, Victoria shares an activity for "Oh My Aunt Came Back" and "Old Mister Rabbit."


    Thank you for listening! ⁠Visit our website ⁠to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow!

    For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    ⁠http://teachingmusictomorrow.com⁠ ⁠

    annemileski.com⁠ | ⁠@annemileski on instagram⁠⁠

    victoriaboler.com⁠ | ⁠@victoriaboler on instagram ⁠

    • 20 min
    Kindergarten Music Series: Movement

    Kindergarten Music Series: Movement

    Movement in Kindergarten is essential! Not only is it used to get the jitters out, but is an opportunity to build musical vocabulary through movement exploration. Like any other element in the music room, it’s important to carefully sequence movement experiences so that students feel comfortable and confident (and excited!) to move in ways they may not have been asked to do so before. Movement can be an activity or learning objective in and of itself, but like many other Kindergarten concepts can be used to reinforce learning of other musical skills.

    In this episode of Teaching Music Tomorrow, Anne & Victoria share activities for "Old Lady From Baltimore" & "Andy Pandy."

    Thank you for listening! ⁠Visit our website ⁠to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:
    ⁠http://teachingmusictomorrow.com⁠
    ⁠annemileski.com⁠ | ⁠@annemileski on instagram⁠
    ⁠victoriaboler.com⁠ | ⁠@victoriaboler on instagram ⁠

    • 21 min
    Kindergarten Music Series: Vocal Exploration

    Kindergarten Music Series: Vocal Exploration

    Vocal Exploration is one of the first musical experiences in Kindergarten. The goal of these activities are to allow students opportunities to use their voices in many different ways, many of which they may or may not have experienced before. Over time, this affords students the experiential vocabulary to draw upon when it comes time to differentiate between labeling different ways of using their voices, including but not limited to singing voice. These activities are used to help students explore those different ways to use their voices, work toward accessing their singing voices, and eventually on to matching pitch.

    In this episode of Teaching Music Tomorrow, Anne & Victoria share the activities "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," & "Doña Araña."






    Thank you for listening! Visit our website to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    http://teachingmusictomorrow.com 

    annemileski.com | @annemileski on instagram

    victoriaboler.com | @victoriaboler on instagram  

    • 21 min
    Extractable Patterns for Teaching Music Tomorrow

    Extractable Patterns for Teaching Music Tomorrow

    Today on the podcast, Anne & Victoria discuss extractable patterns: what they are, why they are important, and how to use them meaningfully in individual lessons and your curriculum overall. Listen in for ways to think about digestible chunks for your students’ music learning and how to decide which song to use for which extractable pattern.

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:http://teachingmusictomorrow.comannemileski.com | @annemileski on instagramvictoriaboler.com | @victoriaboler on instagram

    • 21 min

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Anne and Victoria,
Thank you for taking the time to share this resource to elementary music educators. The content is precise, succinct, and inspires many ideas that are instantly usable in one’s own classroom.

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