MusicFirst and The Singing Classroom Partner to Offer Exciting Online Resources for Elementary School Music Teachers
Companies join forces to offer subscription-based resource that provides an ever-expanding, dynamic, searchable database of songs, games and teaching techniques for PreK – 6 music teachers to use in their classrooms
May 18, 2015, New York, N.Y. – Leading digital music education company MusicFirst is proud to announce its partnership with online music education database, The Singing Classroom. Through this collaboration, teachers are now able to access The Singing Classroom’s ever-expanding, dynamic, searchable database of songs, games and teaching techniques through the MusicFirst online classroom.
“We’re thrilled to offer The Singing Classroom both as a standalone solution, and as premium content through our online classroom. Once teachers discover how intuitive it is, the wealth of comprehensive materials it has to offer, and how exciting it is for both them and their students, it will become one of their favorite go-to tools,” said Dr. Jim Frankel, Director of MusicFirst.
“MusicFirst is a brilliant tool for music teachers, allowing them access not only to an abundance of music software, but also to great ideas for the classroom that they can search and organize. We’re so happy that The Singing Classroom will be able to expand these offerings for elementary teachers even further,” said Gregg Pasternack, Co-Founder, The Singing Classroom.
Developed for elementary school music teachers (PreK – 6), The Singing Classroom allows educators to search the collection using a wide variety of criteria to find songs and games complete with scores, video, audio, printable posters and animations. Teachers can:
- Search by grade level, genre, song topic, type of game, cultural origin, materials used, holidays, musical concepts, solfége and rhythms, or Orff instruments.
- Download and print sheet music, posters, and other materials to use as they teach.
- Watch videos that suggest how to introduce and teach the songs to help quickly engage and delight their students, as well as animations of bunnies demonstrating games and dances.
- Show the animations to their students and see how quickly they learn to play a new game or do a dance.
- Listen to each song being sung to get a quick feel for the style and tempo.
- Save their favorites to their personal My Song page, so they can access them any time.
- Learn great repertoire and activities, all with detailed suggestions (in written and video form) explaining how to present the material and how to avoid pitfalls.
- Get inspired year-round instead of just a few times a year at conferences or workshops.
Experienced teachers are guaranteed to find new songs and variations on old favorites that kids love. For more information, visit www.musicfirst.com.
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Established in 2012, MusicFirst is the Digital Education Division of the Music Sales Corporation. The Music Sales Corporation was founded in 1935 by the Wise family, chiefly producing classical and tutorial material. Today the US company is a major copyright holder in both popular and classical music. Located in the heart of New York City, this ofﬁce houses a multi-faceted group of executive, administrative, editorial and production staff. The extensive copyright and licensing department manages the ever-growing Music Sales catalogue. Also based here are the promotion and publication departments of the vast G Schirmer/AMP music catalogue with its many eminent composers that include John Adams, Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, Tan Dun and Gian Carlo Menotti. To learn more about the Music Sales Group, visit http://www.musicsales.com.
About The Singing Classroom
The Singing Classroom was founded in June of 2013 by husband-and-wife team Gregg Pasternack and Deborah Skydell Pasternack as a way to bring a wealth of songs and music games to elementary teachers in an entirely new way. By organizing the material online in a searchable database and including audio, video, and downloadable materials, they strive to save teachers time while providing classroom activities that both they and their students will love. For more information, visit https://thesingingclassroom.com.