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Teaching music to today's children can be a truly gratifying profession, but it often takes hard work and long hours. That's why we've created a unique magazine full of new music, information, and other valuable resources that you will start using with your students from the first day you receive it.
We have designed this to be a "hands-on" magazine packed with usable, accessible material. We've talked to a lot of teachers and continue to change our mix of music and articles to best fill the needs of today's music teachers.
This is probably why we hear from so many subscribers telling us how Music K-8 has helped their programs. Teachers in their first year and teachers almost ready to retire all tell us the same thing: "Thanks for creating a magazine for me." No wonder, then, that more than a third of our new subscriptions come as a result of recommendations from other teachers. We consider this to be the highest compliment, and we strive to make our magazine worthy of these recommendations.
So, what is so special about this magazine?
Listen for yourself! Here are excerpts of just a few of the dozens of great songs from the past few issues of Music K-8 magazine.
New Music In Every Issue... An Incomparable Value!
Each new issue of Music K-8 includes eight or more, never-before published works with full rights for you to photocopy them for use with your students. In fact, the magazine has averaged more than eight songs per issue, including one complete musical revue per year! Each full-length song is carefully arranged with a playable piano accompaniment and chord symbols (if appropriate). Created by respected composers and arrangers, these songs come in a variety of styles (Latin, rock, country, jazz, rap, ballad, and hip-hop, to name a few), with such options as teaching suggestions, student instrumental parts, and/or simple movement. Students love these quality selections, which are available nowhere else.
You'll get five music-packed issues per year, arriving bimonthly throughout the school year. If you use only one song per issue, you will have saved more than the price of a subscription... a real value in these days of shrinking budgets.
Wait 'til you see what you get in Volume 24
The twenty-fourth year of Music K-8 (the 2013-2014 school year), is full of more great music, including seasonal and other topical works in each issue to add more to your teaching repertoire.
PowerPoint® Song Lyric Pages!
Lyrics to virtually all songs recorded in the magazine will be on PowerPoints for you to use with projectors, and any form of interactive teaching boards. And they are FREE ... a bonus available to all registered subscribers to Vol. 24.
Performance/Accompaniment Compact Discs
A special Performance/Accompaniment CD is available for each issue, at a very reasonable cost, with each containing the recorded music from a single issue. The recording gives you two fully orchestrated versions of every song: one in full performance with children's voices, and one with accompaniment only, to free your hands in rehearsals and give you more polished performances. Since the first CD is free, the cost is less than $1.50-2.00 per song, a real bargain when you compare it to the quality and price of other recordings on the market, which often cost as much as $15.95 per song! Download our free samplers and hear the quality we build into everything we do. If you prefer, you can subscribe to our Music K-8 Sampler Music Podcast.
Network - Teachers Exchanging Great Ideas
Share ideas with teachers around the country in this unique forum. Every issue features several pages of great ideas from our subscribers, including bulletin board ideas (often with photos or illustrations), games to help teach musical concepts, songs, rounds, unit ideas, lesson plans, ideas for classroom management, rewards, discipline, performance concepts, listening aids, and anecdotes about the world of elementary music.
The regular Photo Journal feature includes idea-filled pictures from teachers all around the world. And since we pay for everything we publish, you may find that your good ideas and pictures will pay for your subscription.
And Much, Much More...
As if this weren't enough, each issue also includes Reproducibles, Games, Special Features, and/or Seasonal Resources, all designed for immediate use in your classroom. And to top it off, there are regular features like Quodlibet, full of fun, philosophy and handy information. All of this for an unbelievably low price!
This is one magazine you won't ever want to throw out. Stop missing out: Subscribe or renew now!
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You'll Never Miss An Issue
All subscriptions start with the first issue of a given school year (September/October) and include five issues. If you subscribe later in the year, you will receive back issues and CDs in a single package, so you never miss an issue. Downloadable back issues will be available through your online account one business day after your order is processed.
What Subscribers Say About Music K-8
I love Music K-8! I am so happy I found you. Without this resource I probably would not be a music teacher. It is difficult teaching from outdated materials (hardcover books from 1990 that our administrators think are good). Music K-8 is affordable and user-friendly.
You all do an outstanding job of providing valuable materials to music teachers. I could not make it through a school year without your materials. I do not think a week goes by that I do not use a least one Music K-8 song in my lessons. I LOVE your company!
I truly love receiving every issue.
I have depended on Music K-8 and the Jennings’ music for years, producing more successful programs than I can count. [...] I can never thank you enough for the beautiful ways you have touched me, the children, and parents. The tears, joy, and laughter that flow from your priceless work is unimaginable.
A great product and for someone like myself who works in an urban, inner city school district; you keep it affordable! I almost always have to buy out of my own pocket but the product is EXCELLENT!
- New York
Thank you so much for all the thoughtful effort you have put into your magazine. It is one of my first resources for a song to fit a specific occasion.
- North Carolina
This is my first year teaching music. (I had been a 2nd grade teacher for 20 years prior.) I absolutely LOVE your magazine. You have been a lifesaver and have made music so fun for my kids and myself!
I love the songs and the music, and my kids love it as well. It's easy to get them involved with this music. It's the only program I use at this time!
I just want to say thanks again for making such a wonderful product. I use the magazine throughout the year, not only in my weekly classroom lessons, but in building programs (musicals) throughout the year. You all make my job so much easier and enjoyable! Keep up the fantastic work!
This series has been a godsend to me at my school. Especially the program songs and the recorder pieces. Thanks for everything.
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