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In the classroom, classical music can be an exciting learning tool. Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can also help you meet educational objectives and learning outcomes.

Igor Stravinsky
"Infernal Dance" from The Firebird
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All 7 lessons are designed for general music teachers to use; however, portions of the lessons can be used by classroom teachers or homeschool teachers with only a limited music background. The lessons are flexible in that they do not have to be done in order, however, within each lesson plan, the steps in the process are sequential.

1 & 2. Show Part of a Musical Story By Dancing!
3. Ballet and Orchestra

1 & 2. Dancing Drama
3. Performance Mediums
4. Sing & Play a Theme

The lesson plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor and Chair of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in general music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Ohio University. She has been an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music, guided listening, and multicultural music education for more than 15 years at the university level and has 10 years experience as an elementary general music teacher. In addition to Orff Level III certification, she has special training in Kodály and Dalcroze pedagogies.
Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird
Infernal Dance

Composed in 1910
Performed by BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexander Rahbari, conductor
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