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Re: Band to Elem Music
GOOD Elementary Music teachers are indeed heroes. If you go there, please seek at least Level I certification in Kodaly, and also get some Orff training...or mentoring from experienced colleagues. The TEKS require both singing and playing, and solfege is critical for melodic literacy. If you are a guy, be prepared to sing for the young ones in your falsetto voice at times. Piano chops are really helpful as well. And a strong curriculum and pacing is crucial...you may only see each student a few minutes per week. Good luck!