Sharon Burch has always been passionate about music education, especially for elementary-age students. From a young age, she loved music and wanted to bring it to others. Inspired by her own elementary music teacher, she has remained focused on music education her entire life.
A lot goes into putting on a youth musical; that should come as a surprise to no one. What many teachers do is take the “full” version of a musical and pare it down to a performable piece for elementary or middle school students.
For many of us, every day is a celebration of music in our schools. Day in and day out, educators labor to bring the beauty of music to the next generation, ensuring a richer life for their students.
Selecting appropriate materials for the classroom is one of many challenges elementary music teachers face. Working with multiple grade and skill levels in itself isn’t an easy feat. Toss in the national standards, assessment, and No Child Left Behind, and the complexities mount. What’s a busy teacher to do? There simply isn’t time to review and research everything out there, so let the editorial department at Pepper make it easier for you!