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ERIC Number: EJ926878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Jazz: A Beginner's Guide
Poliniak, Susan
Teaching Music, v18 n6 p32-34, 36-38 Apr 2011
Introducing jazz music to elementary and middle school students can open a multitude of creative doors--provided that teachers know how and where to start. This article presents a sample of what Christine Nowmos teaches to her kindergarten-through-fourth-grade classrooms over the course of two months. During January and February each year, she has each grade focus on a different musician. They spend several weeks on the same musician so that the students get to hear several pieces by the same person and ideally hear each piece more than once. In this article, she provides a list of the musicians with the songs she usually includes as listening selections and some other activities. (Contains 4 online resources.)
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A