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“If you can walk, you can dance, and if you can talk you can sing.”
Zimbabwean Proverb

Welcome PARENTS, GUARDIANS, and TEACHERS in search of quick and free resources to keep kids busy. I’ve been a music teacher for 10 years. To help with the CoVid-19 pandemic, I’m providing some of my original content (as well as some of my favorite open-source materials) for use by school teachers going digital and homeschooling families. Ages/Grades are approximate and subjective; 1:1 and group lessons are available online by registration. If you repost, I ask that you provide a link back to

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Preschool & Kindergarten Resources

Preview of SMS's Online Australia Unit

What does a Kookaburra bird sound like?

While you’re at home,  may I suggest you collect any musical instruments you may have lying around the house (drums, cymbals, bells, shakers, etc.) Make a music center near a TV or computer screen; you may wish to connect your TV to a tablet.

DON’T MISS THE 1st SMS ONLINE UNIT, which aired in March about Australia.
Download the free, accompanying PDF courtesy of Singing Bell.
You might also enjoy freebies from Sing-Play-Create and Preschool Prodigies.

Should you wish to obtain some tonal instruments for this age group, consider ordering from West Music rather than Amazon:

Hand Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb Lesson – Demo
We’re Going On A Bearhunt (with Lord Ramsbottom)

Elementary Resources

Original or Open Source PDFsExternal Sources
Crossword Composers
Crossword Musical Instruments
Crossword Music Theory
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Classics for Kids
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
Essential Elements
Making Music
Fun Recorder Express Game
Music Interactive Games

SMS Beginner Ukulele Lesson –
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

Beginning Piano Lesson – Toy Soldier

Middle School Resources

Original PDFsExternal Sources
Playing the Djembe Drum Unit Plan
Ireland Study Guide
Music_Poster_Artistic Assignment
Incredibox Beatboxer Game
Ultimate Guitar
Baritone Ukulele Cover of YOU’LL BE BACK from Broadway’s HAMILTON

An intermediate-level song on Baritone Ukulele in the Key of G Major, as played by Kristin Springer (MA Music Education). Thanks to Ultimate Guitar for the lyrics and chords.
SMS Tutorial of “Ocean Eyes” by Billie Eilish

This video is inspired by one of our students who asked to learn this tune by her favorite musical artist. It is in the Key of C Major and features a descending melodic line from E5. Comment with any questions you have about learning the song. Subscribe for more.

High School Resources

Original PDFsExternal Sources
24 Bingo Cards about Folk Jazz & Swing
Research Paper Rubric
Music Show Analysis
Florida All-State Prep
uTheory – Register at SMS for a free student account

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