Elementary School Music

About E.S.M.

Elementary School Music is a collection of information and web resources for use by people who teach music in New York City’s elementary schools. Categories are listed on the right. Click on any of those categories and most posts will contain links to other websites or to documents for download.


Technically, this is a “blog.” However, it is not a personal diary about teaching. Elementary School Music is primarily a way to gather useful information and resources in one place on the web — plus users can post inquiries and exchange ideas.


Feel free to submit material or seek advice by “posting” a comment on one of the pages or by sending an e-mail.

If you
  • encounter dead links
  • see something that needs correcting
  • wish to submit content
  • you found something useful
please post a comment on the relevant page.
preK classAbout the compiler: “Since 2000, I’ve taught general music pre-K to 5th grade, at a small school in District 15 near the Gowanus Expressway in Park Slope. Students come to school with extensive experience as consumers of entertainment — music, video and digital games. In teaching I try to develop their abilities and awareness as producers of music, meaning the sounds should come from them. We don’t listen to CDs of Mozart or Ellington (or Ella Jenkins) as often as I think we should. But we have a lot of singing, playing, moving, and basic music literacy.”

— Pablo Conrad

Disclaimer: All statements found on this website are to be considered solely the opinion of the author; opinions and articles found here may not be constituted as statements by anyone other than the original writer.

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  1. John Staniszewski said, on February 4, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Hey, I really like your site. I cannot believe you did all of this. It’s great. I just love all the resources. Very cool. I will forward this site to my music teacher friends.


  2. andy said, on August 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    hey – just got your friend request on the hang. it’s andy mullen, the fiddler. great work here on the site! lots of great info. can’t wait to browse through it.


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