Sibelius Starclass guides you through 180 exciting, ready-to-use music lesson plans which support MENC and QCA standards. Starclass includes full explanations of musical concepts for non-specialist te... Read More
Sibelius Starclass guides you through 180 exciting, ready-to-use music lesson plans which support MENC and QCA standards. Starclass includes full explanations of musical concepts for non-specialist teachers, hundreds of music clips and printable pictures, and an audio CD to play in class.
Sibelius Starclass saves you time
With your busy schedule, you don't have time to prepare all your lessons from scratch. Starclass make it easy to find a lesson plan which covers just what you want to teach, saving you hours of preparation work. Simply select musical topics conveniently grouped from pitch to texture, or different kinds of creative classroom activity.
Starclass also helps you choose cross-curricular lessons relating music to other subjects, such as dance, art and literacy, or which address particular MENC or QCA guidelines.
Sibelius Starclass is exciting & effective
All of the lessons are high-quality and fun, involving a wide range of topics such as planets, the weather and whale-song.
Starclass stimulates creativity through music. Progressive lessons introduce composition, movement, body percussion, playing simple instruments, sol-fa and basic notation. Some lessons are for the whole class, and others are for smaller groups.
Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions, music and sound examples, printable pictures, and learning outcomes stating what students will achieve.
Music, sounds & pictures
Sibelius Starclass contains hundreds of audio examples, ranging from abstract sounds such as metronomes and breaking waves, to instrumental excerpts and music to perform activities to. These are also provided on an audio CD, so you can play them in class without a computer.
Starclass includes hundreds of pictures of everything from instruments to dinosaurs, which you can enlarge and print out for worksheets, flashcards and posters. All of these resources may be photocopied!
Ideal for non-specialist teachers
You don't need specialist knowledge of music to teach with Starclass. Its Teacher Development sections introduce all the key musical concepts you need â and if you don't know where to start, Starclass has a range of progressive lessons specially selected for each year. So even non-specialist teachers can feel confident about teaching music.
But Starclass is perfect for specialists, too. In many of the lesson plans, experienced music teachers can click a button to obtain more advanced information, and there's a built-in Assistant who provides extra teaching notes and materials wherever needed.
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