Move It!: Tchaikovsky – Spanish Hot Chocolate

Move It! Spanish Hot Chocolate (from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71) by Elizabeth Linsley Being a long-time fan of Tchaikovsky, as well as a huge fan of the Nutcracker, I am always looking for new ways to engage my students with the music and the story. Here...

The Singing Band

2019 The Singing Band Journal FAME Member Carol Swinchoski cswinchoski@wall.k12.nj.us Once again, in journal format, I offer a window into my Singing Band world, which is my Tuneful, Beatful, Artful approach to instrumental music infused with Conversational Solfege. I...

Facebook Live: John Feierabend

In the first 40 minutes, Missy and John talk about solfège syllables: the fixed vs moveable do debate, how Zoltan Kodály decided which syllables to use with children based on Hungarian folksong, and how John’s own Kodály background and research led him to start...

Arioso: Just do it! | S2E03

Have you wondered how, exactly, you should get going with the Arioso part of First Steps in Music? You’ll get a TON to think about in this extra long episode with Dr. Feierabend! Also, at the end of the episode, Missy lists the names of each member of the FAME...