New Classroom Tools Released by Alfred Music

New Classroom Tools Released by Alfred Music

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Teaching children basic music theory just got more fun with Alfred Music’s release of classroom curriculum tools Ready, Set, Rhythm!, Music Puzzler, and My Trip to the Mountains.

Recommended for grades 4-9, Ready, Set, Rhythm! is the innovative curriculum that introduces the elements of rhythmic notation through movement-based class activities. Designed to be seamlessly integrated into your music class or ensemble rehearsal, each 10-minute kinesthetic exercise is presented in lesson plan format with National Standards, teacher instructions, and notated rhythmic concepts. This product features 80 lessons divided in 8 progressive units, each concluding with a reproducible student assessment.

Music Puzzler is a fully-reproducible book that features Kriss Kross, Word Searches, Musical Sudoku, Crosswords, and several Complete the Story pages. Appropriate for grades 3 and up, these puzzles may be used as vocabulary builders, extra credit exercises, or enjoyable homework assignments. The included data CD contains PDF files so teachers can post or print each page.

Through enchanting songs, orchestral music, and activities, My Trip to the Mountains provides children with a learning experience that is all about music making, movement, listening, and life in the mountains. Craft and snack ideas are included to immerse students in a joyful, creative learning experience. My Trip to the Mountains is fully reproducible and all songs are included on the accompanying CD.

“These new workbooks are the perfect resources for teachers that need to take a sick day and need to provide a substitute teacher with a quality lesson that does not require massive amounts of preparation,” said Anna Wentlent, Alfred Music editor and co-creator of Ready, Set, Rhythm! “They offer students with engaging learning experiences that feel more like games than classwork.”

Ready, Set Rhythm! is now available for $24.99, Music Puzzler is now available for $34.99, and My Trip to the Mountains is now available for $34.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.