A curriculum guide specifically designed for teachers who don't have a music background or formal training, Teaching Music to Children will teach the seven basic elements of music: pitch, rhythm, dynamics/expressive markings, timbre, texture and history. In the process, they'll also learn how to compose, perform, evaluate, analyze, improvise, read, and notate music. Units are organized by level, and each contains 3-4 sing-along songs with recordings, listening activity examples (on CD), reproducible puzzles, games and music "brain teasers," extension activities, Powerpoint presentations, and any additional content needed. The included CD features over 60 minutes of music and a PowerPoint presentation. 128 classroom-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-6.