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Are you an elementary music teacher? Maybe you’re worn out, overwhelmed, or feel like it gets harder each year.

Hi, I’m Jessica, and it’s my passion to help elementary music teachers, just like you, figure out your unique teaching style. In this podcast, I'll share helpful tips and strategies, work-home life balance tips, and mindset blocks, while helping give you the motivation you need to gain momentum in your teaching so you can continue being the music teacher rock star you already are.

Come and join the Facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/elementarymusicteachercommunity.

The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast: Music Education Jessica Peresta

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

Are you an elementary music teacher? Maybe you’re worn out, overwhelmed, or feel like it gets harder each year.

Hi, I’m Jessica, and it’s my passion to help elementary music teachers, just like you, figure out your unique teaching style. In this podcast, I'll share helpful tips and strategies, work-home life balance tips, and mindset blocks, while helping give you the motivation you need to gain momentum in your teaching so you can continue being the music teacher rock star you already are.

Come and join the Facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/elementarymusicteachercommunity.

    297- Planning Your Summer for Maximum Effectiveness

    297- Planning Your Summer for Maximum Effectiveness

    This episode provides you practical advice on how to maximize the summer break. We discuss the importance of planning and scheduling activities, professional development opportunities, vacations, and even downtime.

    You'll also learn the benefits of balancing work and relaxation, and the importance of personalizing your summer plans based on your needs and preferences. Tune in to get fresh ideas for your summer work and life balance!


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    296- A Perspective on Teaching in my 40's

    296- A Perspective on Teaching in my 40's

    In this candid episode, I share my insights and experiences of teaching music in your 40s. Drawing from my own journey, I shared very important lessons and how I've became more relaxed, learned to let go of others' opinions, and how I now view challenges as learning opportunities rather than failures.



    I also talk a little bit about the differences between teaching in my 20s and now, offering valuable lessons for young teachers and those considering getting into teaching later in life. Listen in for an honest, encouraging discussion about growth, change, and staying true to yourself in your teaching journey.




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    295- What I Would Have Done Differently This School Year

    295- What I Would Have Done Differently This School Year

    In this episode, I discuss the challenges and successes I've faced, my strategies for assessing students' musical understanding, and how I plan to improve my lesson planning and execution for the next school year.



    I also provide you with advice on self-assessment and dealing with perfectionism, emphasizing the importance of viewing mistakes as learning opportunities rather than failures. Tune in for practical tips and encouragement on your music teaching journey.




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    • 10 min
    294 - Jamaican Music in Orff with Javel Perriel

    294 - Jamaican Music in Orff with Javel Perriel

    In this episode, we delve into the rich connections between Jamaican music and the Orff approach, with our guest, Javel Perriel.



    Javel shares his unique journey of integrating these elements in his music teaching practice. From discussing how he uses reggae music in his Orff instruction to explaining the creation of his book, which beautifully merges STEM science, technology, engineering, and math with music and literacy, Javel provides valuable insights. He also offers advice to music teachers on incorporating cultural music into their classrooms and incorporating STEM into their music lessons.



    This is a must-listen for teachers seeking innovative ways to enrich their music classrooms.




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    • 24 min
    293- What's Worked Well This School Year

    293- What's Worked Well This School Year

    In this episode, I go a little bit anecdotal and take you on a reflective journey through this school year. Throughout the episode, I discussed strategies that worked well in my music teaching, from integrating various teaching methods to building strong relationships with students, as well as the importance of planning and how it contributes to smoother lessons and performances.

    This episode serves as a valuable resource for music teachers like me out there looking for practical tips and inspiration for their next school year.




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    • 13 min
    292- Bucket Drumming to Food Beats with Jesse Mell and Travien Bryson

    292- Bucket Drumming to Food Beats with Jesse Mell and Travien Bryson

    In this episode of The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast, we have a fun and educational chat with Jesse Mell and Travien Bryson about the awesome and effective music teaching method of bucket drumming.

    The discussion covers the ins and outs of their unique teaching method, using food rhythms to teach complex syncopation to beginners, and the importance of tactile learning experiences. They also explore their new book and curriculum, which brings bucket drumming into classrooms, community centers, and churches, opening up an exciting new pathway for both music teachers and non-music teachers alike.



    Our guests are two veteran Philadelphia school district teachers - Jesse Mell and Travien Bryson - who joined forces in 2021 to create a math learning system that would help Black and Brown kids close the achievement gap. Food bEatz is a proprietary learning system that helps kids master addition and multiplication with rapping, beat-making, and competitive game play.




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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

teachinginthecommonwealth ,

Thank you!

Such a helpful podcast! Thank you, Jessica, for the encouragement. You offer practical ideas and reassurance that we can do this.

hi80pauline ,

Awesome podcast!

Thank you Jessica so much for creating this awesome podcast! Love to listen to all the inspiring stories in your podcast!

Natassia Perrine 🎵 Ms. P ,

Thank you, Jessica!

I’ve been listening to your podcast for 3 years and am so thankful for the time, energy, expertise you share with us music teachers and love learning from all your incredible guests, too! Tuning in has certainly got me through some dark days in the elementary music room and given me (and so many of us!!!) tons of inspiration. I so appreciate all you do for the elementary music teacher community!🙏🏽❤️🎶 Thank you!✨

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