Cello There: The Funny Side of Music Education

Music Education has a whimsical side to it. Music teachers and student musicians get to see the funny in class and rehearsals. Cello There takes all of this and puts it in one place where we can see a new set of Music Education Funnies every weekday by Gregory Pavliv and MusicTeachingGuru.com

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This entire activity can be a great opening year activity for music class. Start with the overview discussion, share the music and use the video if you wish to expand. This is a wonderful opportunity for music teachers to complete a cross-curricular lesson. And if you add a five minute writing prompt such as ‘my musical choices for the real Labor Day’, it’s meeting all your requirements. TIP: start at the bottom of this page and watch the Smithsonian video on the music of the American Labor Movement which gives the perspective needed to lead the discussion with your music students.  Here are talking points to serve as the basis of a discussion regarding the origin of Labor Day. 

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