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New Rhythm Readers Visuals Plus November Fun Playlist

New Rhythm Readers Visuals Plus November Fun Playlist

Thank you to all of our dedicated teachers who participated in my 4 Mini Workshops on Wednesday! The workshop recording, workshop notes and resources will be emailed to those who registered. Didn’t register? This will also be available for purchase in the Shop at by Oct. 31.


The NEW PowerPoint Slides are now included with Rhythm Readers Lesson Packs, 1-13, and 14-25! Also included:

  • Activity Videos
  • 2 Page detailed lesson plans
  • Student Hand Outs for each lessons – Remote lesson accessibility
  • REMOTE Zoom feature allows your students to make up their own rhythms
  • Focus on Pitch matching, Active listening lessons
  • Improvisation, Creating and Writing rhythms
  • Movement and a Playful Orff Approach

All Available now in the Music Rhapsody Shop.

Music Box: PowerPoint slides and visuals in Rhythm Readers Lesson Pack 14-25 are discounted 25%.

Music Rhapsody Members! Log into your teacher area to find new PowerPoint slides included in Rhythm Readers Module 2!


Check out this great playlist below of video resources for November fun!

Happy Music Making!

Apple Tree, A Sweet Song That’s So Appealing!

Apple Tree, A Sweet Song That’s So Appealing!

Apple Tree! Who could guess how much this song motivates children to participate!

Apples come in many colors and varieties. There are hundreds of recipes calling for apples. There’s several ways to cut apples, and ways to eat them!

The Apple Tree* is an absolutely delicious song for many age levels! It offers creative choices for verses, solos, writing rhythms, solfege, improvisation, additional sections to add to the form of the piece!

Of course, all of this comes from the student’s ideas so its totally fun for the teacher too! The book and recording Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic include a couple verses but I have had so much fun encouraging new verses, new topics for singing little solos, adding new sections.

Have a listen to students singing and accompanying on Orff instruments.


For example, what happens when we sing

What color apples will you buy? (youngest students) “What kind of apples will you buy? (older students) Print or use the PowerPoint Visuals in Music Box Downloads to inspire a variety of colors for solo singing.

What apple pairing will you try?  Use the Pairing Visual in Music Box Downloads to give suggestions but encourage children to make up their own pairings.

What kind of recipe will you try? The song sings about Apple Pudding and Apple Pie but how about

apple fritters,

apple cider

apple muffins

apple crisp

apple cobbler

apple chips

apple strudel

apple sauce

This song is from the book/CD Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic! And is in the Rhythm Readers and Melody Makers lesson plans. The song is also a favorite in our Farm Songs Concert Plans.

Music Rhapsody Members have access to all of the above in the Member Area on!

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