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.





NJAIS 2018 - Promoting Social-Emotional Learning through Folk Dancing, Music, and Movement


Senior Infants & 1st class perform "Les Saluts" - a Folk Dance from Canada. Larry and Ita are doing a workshop of folk dances from around the world with all the pupils in the school. You can see our photo gallery here:
Students analyze the form of the Star Wars musical theme and illustrate it with Parachute movements. I used the Reader's Digest Music: The Best of Henry Mancini - The 1981 Reader's Digest Recordings, Vol. 3. Check out my blog post about that activity at:


NJMEA 2018

TMEA 2018


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Wyckoff Workshop


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This short clip of "Sasha" is from the DVD that is part of the book/CD/DVD package "Alabama Gal - Nine Never-Fail Dances & Singing Games for Children". Edited by NEDM's Mary Cay Brass, Andy Davis, Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon, the collection has nine favorite selections from the 100+ dances and singing games in the New England Dancing Masters five current collections, all together in one volume.
Turning Point Academy students singing and dancing to the folk song "Alabama Gal"
Uploaded by Bow Tie Music on 2017-12-01.


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