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Joseph Ford

Music Resources for Distance Learning

Hello everyone! Here are some activities that you can do while we are learning remotely. More will be added each week.

Music Bingo -- See the Downloads area for a list of music activities that can be done at home

Rhythm writing activity for Pk-K

Rhythm writing activity for Grades 1-2

Note Identification Activity from
We did this in Grades 3-5. You will want to go to settings to turn off accidentals.

Peter and the Wolf as performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
We listened to this in grades pk-2. If you want a calm activity, watch it together.
If you need to move around, ask your students to show how we moved to show each character.

Band students -- check your google classroom for practice assignments. Additional practice logs are available in the Downloads area.

Keep singing, keep dancing, and stay healthy!
-- Mr. Ford

Vocal and General Music, prek-5

Instrumental Music, 4-5

Certification in Music, k-12, and Teaching Students with Disabilities, 1-6

BM in Music Education, University of the Pacific
MM in Music Performance, Saxophone, Ithaca College
MSEd in Teaching Students with Disabilities, SUNY Cortland

Previous teaching positions include instrumental and vocal music with OCM BOCES, Cortland City Schools, and Manteca (CA) School District, and special education with Ithaca City Schools. Other work experience includes freelance performing on saxophone and piano, choral conducting, and private instruction in woodwinds and jazz improvisation.

"Nonsense! You're only saying never because no one ever has." -- from The Princess Bride
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