Amy M. Burns

Elementary Music Technology and Integration

Amy M. Burns has taught PreK-grade 4 general music for over 20 years at Far Hills Country Day School. She has authored three books on how to integrate tech into the elementary music classroom. She has presented many sessions on the topic, including four keynote addresses in TX, IN, St. Maarten, and AU. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards.

Performance: 1st Grade Singing a Three-Part Round

My first graders love to challenge themselves by singing rounds. When I introduced the song, "Sweetly Sings the Donkey," from 150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching by Edward Bolkovac & Judith Johnson - Boosey & Hawkes, my students loved the challenge of performing a three-part round. In this song, they were also introduced to "do" and the interval of sol-do. 

This was recorded by one of my first graders using an iPad mini and the internal microphone.

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