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Native American song

Teaching artist Emily Kubitskey plays a wooden flute for students and teaches them “He He Wanna Wawate,” a Native American song from the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Finlandia curriculum.
PDF video transcript: Native American song

 

Partner songs with boomwhackers

In Juneau, Alaska, Lorrie Heagy’s class of second graders uses boomwhackers to play four “partner songs” (melodies with the same chords that may be sung together) — “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Up Above My Head,” and “This Train is Bound for Glory.”
 
PDF video transcript: Partner songs with boomwhackers

 

Gretchen Nielsen on the LA Phil music residencies

Gretchen Nielsen, director, Los Angeles Philharmonic educational initiatives, discusses the mission of the in-school and after-school programs she oversees.
PDF video transcript: Gretchen Nielsen on the LA Phil music residencies

 

Tony Brown on mentoring

Tony Brown, director, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), shares an experience with a student who became his mentor.
PDF video transcript: Tony Brown on mentoring

 

Nikki Shorts on behavior management

Nikki Shorts, teaching artist, Los Angeles Philharmonic educational initiatives, explains how she sets high standards for behavior, but makes allowances for kids’ needs.
PDF video transcript: Nikki Shorts on behavior management

 

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