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Builds conceptual understanding of the elements of music
Builds music skills through a wide variety of experiences
Builds aesthetic awareness through carefully selected music expressions and activities
Builds success in the classroom – for both teachers and pupils.
MUSIC BUILDERS is easy to use and works in every classroom.
level of the program is uniquely organized so that the enacting
material is easily accessible to facilitate quick lesson preparation.
Teachers’ manuals are bound inside the record jacket which serves as a
cover and index for the contents of the program. By following the
manuals, the teacher can plan activities which explore the elements of
music – melody, rhythm, timbre, harmony, dynamics, style and form. The
entire program takes into consideration that some teachers may have
limited musical experience.
of the songs are sung by a chorus comprising of children in the 9 to 12
age range. This group presents a natural sound and is a realistic
Each Music Builders CD utilizes “Pick a Track”
stereo option. Voices have been recorded on one channel and instruments
on the other. By using the balance setting on your stereo player, you
have the choice of hearing voices only or instruments only. This
enables children to sing along with the music or to provide
accompaniment to the vocals.
2455AV costing $275. is available COD at Premier Music sales
416-755-1148/800-267-0700. Ron Galea is the salesperson who knows about
dual track and will help you. They specialize in schools. This machine
is suitable for MUSIQUE AND MUSIC BUILDERS.
extensive Early Childhood music program consists of 3 CDs and a user
friendly Teachers’ Manual. It provides all the elements needed for the
foundation of music education for the young child.
songs, singing games, chants, finger plays, and stories provide a rich
language experience and give the child opportunities to find the
difference between the speaking voice and the singing voice. Music for
listening, and many movement and playing experiences, help the young
child to internalize steady beat, develop listening skills, and respond
to music in imaginative and creative ways.
the teacher, the Manual contains detailed information on how to build a
creative sound centre, help build singing skills and provides detailed,
easy to use lessons that follow the school year themes. The CDs contain
all the music needed for the program and with the separated tracks,
build in a solid and musical support for the child’s singing
Music Builders I
extends the Kindergarten experience with a wealth of songs, singing
games, stories, chants and poems, and readily connects to the language
program. It builds in success by developing skill sets throughout the
year in listening, playing, moving and singing. It provides many
opportunities to involve the child in learning about the elements of
music and use them in creative ways.
connect the aural experience to the written notation are given. The
Teachers’ Manual contains material that allows the teacher to provide a
rich, musical, and enjoyable years’ work in music with ideas on how to
integrate it with the rest of the classroom program. The CDs provide an
excellent singing model for the young child and accompaniments that can
be separated. Music for listening, moving and playing, rounds out this
vibrant and varied Grade 1 program.
Music Builders II provides many opportunities to establish singing skills through a wealth of appropriate songs that reflect a variety of styles
detailed section in the Manual on “Helping the Young Singer” gives the
teacher confidence and skill to work with the young voices. The CDs
provide a model for the children to emulate.
Again, a focus on building listening skills is developed though various
experiences in movement, in playing percussion and simple melodic
instruments, and in creative activities. Ways to help the Grade II
child connect the aural experience to the written music continue to be
program builds on the skills gained in the earlier programs. Exciting
yet more challenging material gives the child many opportunities to
develop and refine skills gained in the earlier years.
education is emphasized with many opportunities to explore various
styles of music and movement. Singing skills are further developed
through a wealth of songs that appeal to the Grade III child. Playing skills focus on wind instruments with ways to approach playing the recorder.
are also interesting arrangements for Orff instruments which students
can play as accompaniments to songs. The written aspects of music are
developed showing different ways to notate music - as in a piece for
electronic music. The Teachers’ Manual provides detailed lessons for
the year and the CDs contain all the music for singing, listening,
playing and moving.
The Grade IV
music program gives a wide variety of vocal experiences for the Grade
IV student, and encourages the recognition and understanding of music
from many cultures. In the singing repertoire, many rounds help to
build the skills necessary for both unison and part singing. The
listening, moving and playing experiences continue to build and hone
skill development while the students participate in the musical
experiences. The Teachers’ Manual provides the detailed lessons and
units of work for the year, and integrates well into the classroom
program. The CDs contain all the music needed to teach this Grade IV
program. As in all the Music Builders programs, the music contains the
qualities that have stood the test of time. Student Books contain the
songs and relevant material.
The Grade V
Music Builders program, contains a wide variety of experiences to
excite and challenge the Grade V student. The Teachers’ Manual is
written in an easy to use style and allows for the classroom teacher to
deliver a well planned and rich music program that integrates well into
the general classroom program.
specialist teacher will recognise and appreciate the in depth
experiences designed to give the students skills and knowledge in all
areas of the music program through singing, playing, moving, listening,
creating and the reading and writing of music. The CDs contain all the
music for the program and the Student Books provide the songs and
This program provides and in-depth music education for the Grade VI
student. The basic concepts in music, covered in the earlier grades,
are looked at in a new way, one that allows for the understanding of
how the elements of music work together to produce a cohesive whole.
Questions such as, “What makes a melody a memorable melody?” are
explored in creative ways bringing the student into a genuine musical
Many styles of music are explored in the
listening selections, and singing skills are refined in the many unison
and part songs. The CDs give and excellent vocal model and the musical
accompaniments with the separated tracks, allow for the students to
sing unaccompanied or with support. The Teachers’ Manual gives the
classroom teacher the necessary background to deliver a solid yet
exciting program. The Student Books contain the songs and relevant
When students have worked through the
Music Builders series from K – Grade Vl, they will have a rich, in
depth music education. They will have strong skills and an enduring
knowledge and understanding of music.
Attractive, easy to use Student Books are available for Grades 3-6.
graphics and music notation facilitate
and enhance the learning of
lyrics and music reading.
Students enjoy using individual books as
an integral part of the music program.