Using Music in Your Class

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workshop for children's ministry teachers on strategies for using music in the classroom setting

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Using Music in Your Class

  1. 1. “ Using Music in Your Class”
  2. 2. Think of your favorite song… <ul><li>What about that song makes it your favorite? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Scripture Says <ul><li>“ I will sing to the LORD, I will sing; I will make music to the LORD, the God of Israel.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Judges 5:3 </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Scripture Says <ul><li>“ They ministered with music before the tabernacle.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Chronicles 6:32 </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Scripture Says <ul><li>“ Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Psalms 33:2 </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Scripture Says <ul><li>“ It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High.” </li></ul><ul><li>Psalms 92:1 </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Scripture Says <ul><li>“ My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Psalms 108:1 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. People & Music <ul><li>Why do you listen to music? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do kids listen to music? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Functions of Music <ul><li>Sets the mood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ expectation” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Learning method </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Use Music in Your Class? <ul><li>Sets the tone for your entire class (calms or accelerates) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a great method of implementing the senses in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Offers variety to your class </li></ul><ul><li>Can influence kids in ways other stimuli can’t </li></ul>
  11. 11. When to Use Music <ul><li>At the beginning of your class </li></ul><ul><li>Activity time </li></ul><ul><li>Story time (audio stories!) </li></ul><ul><li>Scripture Memory </li></ul><ul><li>As a reward </li></ul><ul><li>To trigger special class times </li></ul>
  12. 12. But I Can’t Sing! <ul><li>Cassette Tapes </li></ul><ul><li>Split-track CD’s </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Christian stuff </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where to Get Good Music <ul><li>Christian Book Store </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Radio (88.5 & 89.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ChristianMusic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.OneWayStreet.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nilssonmedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.JimWideman.com </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Wrap-up <ul><li>Music has some wonderful benefits to your class </li></ul><ul><li>You do not need to be a musician to use music in your class </li></ul><ul><li>Just try it! </li></ul>

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