The Teaching Primary Music Podcast

This podcast is a resource to help primary music leaders; we explore using time-tested activities and the latest developments in neuroscience to create engaging, inspired singing time plans.

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Friday Nov 11, 2022

Between the ages of 7 and 8 years old, children are learning to prioritize - they are trying to figure out what is important/cool, and what isn't, and this process takes time. In this episode, we talk about ways to engage 8-11 year olds in ways that are developmentally appropriate and that meet their specific needs. 

Special Guest Annie Salazar

Friday Nov 04, 2022

Friday Nov 04, 2022

Our special guest, Annie Salazar, describes her experience and her success using these methods with special needs children. 

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

Ideas for teaching to multiple intelligences for younger children

Friday Oct 21, 2022

In this episode we discuss "backdoor learning", or how our brain organizes and makes connections without us even realizing it. We also explore Howard Gardner's research on multiple intelligences and how it relates to teaching music. 

Friday Oct 14, 2022

What are the most basic elements of teaching with this new method? How should a singing time be structured? 


Friday Oct 07, 2022

Friday Oct 07, 2022

We are Courtney Ekman and Sharla Dance, and we are starting this podcast so that we can share tried and true methods for teaching primary music. 

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