I am a music teacher and have been receiving Music K-8 magazine here at school for the past 15+ years. I LOVE the songs and the quality of the products! Teresa and the other composers are so totally tuned into what kids like! My students love singing their songs! Thanks so very much for all you do for all of us music educators. We are blessed to have Music K-8 and Plank Road Publishing to depend on for resources. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
I honestly do not know how I would have gotten through my first year teaching without this web site! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
[...]Plank Road is very generous in their time and help! I don't even think they realize the huge impact they have on our music education system across the nation.
I've been a [Mailing List] member since 1999. This list and my Music K-8 magazines are [my] most valuable resources.
Wow! I am already a major fan of Plank Road’s Music K-8 and have been a subscriber for more than 10 years. I am continually amazed with the level of creativity and incredibly current music included in every issue. After all these years, Music K-8 keeps bringing it.
LOVE Teresa Jennings’ music! My kids LOVE her songs, and that's half the battle!
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!
You Plank Road folks are one of the most wonderful things that have ever happened to elementary music instruction!
Thanks for always having the highest quality musicians and sound mixing.
I am in a low income school district (over 50% of our students are on free or reduced lunch). Your resources, along with the state-issued music curriculum that is five years old, is all I use. Your music is current and fun, and the students love it! You have provided a great resource for me in a district with little money for the arts. Thanks!
- New York
If I were moving to some impoverished district anywhere in the U.S. (and maybe in the world) and had NO money to spend, I would subscribe to your magazine as my text. I would use it to teach the written part of music - you do an excellent job writing songs that children can actually read rhythmically - like notes, clefs, repeat signs, etc. The FABULOUS, stylistically correct accompaniments are another reason why I would chose your magazine. Also, you do an excellent job of addressing subjects all across the curriculum - holidays, historical events, etc.- with wit, humor and songs pitched appropriately for kids.
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.
I love this magazine... and the Music K-8 Mailing List. I know that I can search and get all sorts of ideas of ways to use the materials, and get other perspectives on classroom management, techniques, etc. The quality of the CDs and the way the songs entice the students make teaching music one of the best parts of my day. Plank Road, you make me look good!
I used most of the songs from this issue for our school program, and on the day of the program, I slipped and gave myself a concussion. The show went on without me, thanks to the CDs and memorable lyrics (and a paraprofessional who reads music). I'm not sure if even the kids realized that I wasn't there.
Isn’t it great to have a place to go to talk to colleagues, ask questions, discuss teaching techniques, and share personal stories? I would never want to teach without my Music K-8 magazines and this fantastic e-mail list.
This series has been a godsend to me at my school. Especially the program songs and the recorder pieces. Thanks for everything.
I love this magazine. I have used it since I began teaching, and I am about to retire, so that alone says a lot. I look forward to getting it. It would be nice if it came out every week and had all our lessons planned for us and all the music we need to teach right there in our hands. It is the closest thing I have come to that. Thanks for doing such a great job.
Next year, I will discontinue [competitor’s magazine] but continue with Music K-8 because my students love the music. I appreciate the affordabililty and generous copyright of Music K-8 magazines. I also love that I can order "singles" from back issues and download them to my computer. If my budget gets cut down to zero, I am confident that I could and would purchase the subscription myself. Lastly, I just really appreciate the "family atmosphere" that your company has. I always think that if we ever move North that I would love to work with Plank Road. Thank you for all of your hard work for music education!
I really love Music K-8 and CONSTANTLY use your resources in my classroom. Keep up the good work. You guys are greatly appreciated!
I don't think I would still be teaching if I didn't have Music K-8 as a resource. I know I can find a song for ANY theme, activity, lesson, or situation that I want to use in my classroom, and I thank you all for that. You make our jobs much less difficult!