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 I began my music teaching career at Fortune Consolidated School in rural Prince Edward Island and now teach K-6 music at Montague Consolidated School in Prince Edward Island. There, I lead a grades 4-6 choir, 2 rock bands, a guitar club, and act as musical director for various productions at the school. My passion for integrating rock bands into the elementary school setting led to the founding of the annual "Rock-a-palooza: PEI Schools of Rock Showcase" event in Prince Edward Island. As well, I have published articles in the Canadian Music Educator Journal on the topics of creativity as well as teaching rock bands in schools. Currently, I am working on my first book, called "Rock Coach: A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in School," set to be released this year!
 
 
 
 

So, you've been looking for great, new, and fresh ideas for your learners?

or

You are a completely new teacher and have no idea what you are doing?


Either way, 

don't try to re-invent the greatest lesson plans that already exist, just take mine!



My Name is Steve Giddings

Why should you take advice from me?






I'm a Music Educator

I've taught K-6 General Music since 2008 and have experience teaching bands, choirs, rock groups, and musical theatre. I'm in the trenches every day! I know that there are kids we aren't connecting to in our traditional programs and so I've been a long-time advocate for including the authentic learning of popular styles in music classrooms along with creativity to enhance and modernize our existing programs. 


I'm a Musician

I've played in multiple styles and genres over my career, from classical to ska, and from rock to jazz on a variety of instruments. 


I'm an Author

I'm a published author with an award-winning book. I'm also currently working on another one due sometime in 2019 and I'm a regular columnist in the Canadian Music Educator Journal.


I'm a Curriculum Specialist

I hold a Master's Degree in Curriculum Studies in Music Education and have been part of a team working on a new music curriculum for my home province of PEI.

 

This site is designed for and dedicated to the professional development of music teachers in Canada and around the world. The Lesson Plans and Blog pages contain a plethora of material I have created to directly help music teachers like you in your classrooms. Feel free to use anything on this site in your classroom and don't forget to peruse my list of publications and workshops. Also, if there is anything you would like to see, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Happy Musicking!




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