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Eduation Support Team
Amanda Six
Elementary Music Specialist
Rhythm Band Instruments
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About Amanda Six
Amanda received her Bachelors in Music Education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She was an elementary music teacher in the DFW area for four years. During this time she taught grades ranging from Pre-K to 6th grade. She’s been working for Rhythm Band Instruments since 2014 where she enjoys talking to teachers about the new resources and instruments Rhythm Band has to offer.
Amanda's Recommended Products
Boomwhackers - Chromatic Set
Found in most elementary music classrooms and music therapy programs around the world, these affordable, color-coded, tuned percussion tubes provide an opportunity for any age and ability to experience success making music. With no limit to the creative learning process, students can feel the joy of learning and experiencing rhythm, pitch and movement while having fun! This set consist of the 5 Chromatic notes in a scale (the black keys on a piano) and combines with our Diatonic Set (BWDG) to form a full chromatic octave of 13 notes. It also creates its own pentatonic scale, which has a pleasant sound on its own. C#,D#,F#,G#,A#
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Note Knacks Full Classroom Set
This set includes 25 lesson plans that cover the program from preschool to second grade. Because there are 5 sets, teachers are able to utilize Note Knacks as a whole group activitity, a center or as a small group activity. As with all Note Kacks sets, students start by understanding long and short, then move on to saying the colors in rhythm and eventually move to reading and writing conventional notation. The blocks and frames make this transition fun and simple! By providing children with a physical representation of the length of sound and silence in music, children are able to create an infinite number of rhythms that challenge their minds and increase their capacity to learn, building a strong musical foundation. The NKT5-includes 5 Sets of the following: One (1) whole note (front) - whole rest (back) , Two (2) half notes (front) - half rests (back) , Four (4) quarter notes (front) - quarter rests (back) , Eight (8) eighth notes (front) - eighth rests (back) , Sixteen (16) sixteenth notes (front) - sixteenth rests (back) , Three (3) time signature frames representing 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 and 1 carrying bag
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Western Art Music Timeline Banner 7' X 10'
Adding this beautiful and durable full-color banner to your classroom will have students asking to learn more and more about the great composers. Each composer’s lifeline is color-coded to the map in the center of the banner. Each period and decade of history is clearly marked, and the bottom of the timeline is filled with colorful icons representing great works of art and literature, historical events, scientific discoveries, and technology. The banner comes in three sizes: 3’ x 5’, 4.5’ x 7.5’ and 6’ x 10’. With your banner, you will receive teacher access to the fully interactive digital version of the timeline. Every period, composer, country, and icon is a link to more information. Bring the timeline up on your projector or interactive white board, and begin exploring all of the timeline’s connections digitally. Each composer’s digital page includes an audio pronunciation guide, embedded videos of live performances, a short biography, and dozens of links to more information. Each banner also comes with six 12” x 18” small group timeline cards, and a set of 23 two-sided question cards. Simply point out a composer whose music you have just experienced, hand out the cards, and watch your students become experts in minutes! Student tablets can also be activated, allowing them to scan the QR code on the banner and access the interactive digital timeline.
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