31 | Books in the Music Classroom with Meghan Kennedy

Season #2 Episode #31

In this episode I chat with Meghan Kennedy about using picture books in the music classroom.

Meghan Kennedy is in her fourth year of teaching elementary school music. She has taught elementary general music (K-5) and chorus (3-5) for the past 3 years in Georgia. Before moving to Georgia, she taught elementary general music and band in New Jersey where she grew up and began her music journey with the flute in the third grade.

Meghan attended the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College for her Bachelors in Music Education. While in college, Meghan spent her summers earning her Level I, II and III Kodaly Certification from Westminster Choir College. Through these experiences Meghan discovered that her passion for teaching lies in Elementary Music, which is where she feels she can be the most creative with her students.

This passion for elementary music education mixed with her joy in connecting with other educators led Meghan to create her music teacher instagram a few years ago. You can follow along with Meghan @musicmrsk where she shares daily life as a music teacher, lesson ideas, materials and book recommendations (these are shared weekly in a series called "Music Book Monday").

She has also shared a series of rhythm call and response and play along videos on her YouTube channel MusicMrsK, which was created as part of an effort to create more free online resources for music educators in Spring 2020.

In conjunction with her social media presence, Meghan loves working on her TeachersPayTeachers store in her free time, Music Mrs K. Her store features elementary general music curriculum, lesson plans, and both digital and printable lesson materials. Meghan loves connecting with other music educators online as Music Mrs.K!

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