ATTENTION TEACHERS: Please email us at:  gregg@thesingingclassroom.com to find out how to get access to the site for your students and their parents.

Welcome Parents! 

Information for Parents: The Singing Classroom is a site for music teachers run by me (Deborah Skydell Pasternack--I'm the one in all the videos) and my husband, Gregg Pasternack (he does all our customer service, marketing, and is the one behind the camera.) Gregg is currently working on providing access codes to our subscribers' students. Meanwhile, I am taking care of our 5-year old at home. However, after Gregg finishes, we will begin uploading suggestions for activities that work well at home as well as 30-minute classes you can do at home with your kids. Get out your pots, pans, and stuffies! We'll be using everything!

In the meantime, you can find lots of songs and games here for your kids to sing and play at home! Even though the site is designed for music teachers, you don’t need to be a musician to get your kids singing and playing right away. On each song page, you’ll find animations that demonstrate how to play the games, videos that teach the songs, and printable posters with song lyrics and pictures for younger children. Whether you found us through your child’s classroom teacher or on your own, we sincerely hope that these activities will help fill the long hours at home with fun, joy, and music. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the songs and games you find on the site at gregg@thesingingclassroom.com. To get started, use the "Grade" search function to find songs appropriate for your child’s age. Here is a guide for our international friends:

Ages 3 and 4=PreK

Age 5=Kindergarten

Age 6=First Grade

Age 7=Second Grade

Age 8=Third Grade

Age 9=Fourth Grade

Age 10=Fifth Grade

Age 11=Sixth Grade

We hope you enjoy the activities!

 



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Let me tell you a little bit about The Singing Classroom:

I started teaching music right after I had received my masters degree in choral conducting.

And, with no training, I was thrown into the deep-end of the pool…
I am a good musician, and I love teaching, but, putting music and teaching together?
Man, that was a whole different story….
I started teaching….and, it went miserably!
Bad classes, bored students, behavioral problems….you name it, I saw it.
There were many days where I wanted to cry; I was ready to quit.
But, I love teaching; I had it in my bones, and wanted to share the joy of music with children.
I knew that I had to learn, somehow, how to turn my situation around, and become the music teacher that people talk about 40 years later as being their great inspiration to become a musician.
I so wanted to be that teacher….
The first step was to become better-trained, so, I started by going to Kodaly certification courses. I then became Orff trained, and studied Dalcroze, too.
I went to many conferences and workshops, and studied what great music teachers did, and my classes started to get better.
I wanted more material to teach; more games, more activities….
But I started to realize something:
It was taking hundreds of hours to track down new songs and games.
Out of sheer desperation, I created my own material to use.
After a few years, I found that there are certain activities I came up with that just work, year after year.
Then I thought...
“Why isn’t there one place where I can find great material, learn it quickly, and present it to my students?”
So, I started to build a database that I would use for myself.
And then I thought, “Why not build a database of songs and games that teachers worldwide could use?”
And that led to The Singing Classroom….
I developed The Singing Classroom with one mission:
To have hundreds of songs for Grades PreK-6 at your fingertipsI built a searchable database of all of these songs and games.
You can search by 16 different categories, including grade, genre, and musical concepts.
I wanted teachers to be able to learn this material quickly…
….so I created clear and concise videos and animations that demonstrated the songs and games.
It was also important to me that teachers would be able to share this material directly with their students…
..so I developed the videos with the belief that teachers could show them directly to their students if they choose…
The most important thing to me was not to waste a teacher’s time!
The material is high quality: Folk songs from around the world and a few carefully selected composed songs.
The content is engaging; I give you suggestions on how to exactly teach the activity so your students will beg to do it over and over.
I incorporate Orff instruments into many of the activities that accompany the songs.
I even show you how I use creative manipulatives, including puppets, balls, sticks and more to help make your teaching more exciting.
I blend Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze methods for the most effective teaching experience.
My goal is simple…
...make the music classroom, a joyful, engaging and productive place for teachers and students.
So, you can continue to struggle, searching for new material….
...Or, you can join me and use activities that students worldwide love!
I don’t want you to suffer anymore; we all became music teachers because we want to share the amazing gift of music to children…
...and watch them grow and love playing (and listening to) music….
Here’s your chance, your opportunity, to regain the love you had as a music teacher when you first started out in this career…
….and, best of all, you can try us out for free for the first 30 days!
You can cancel at anytime….
Your first step is to try us out...