The only course that takes you step-by-step to creating and directing your own musical programs!
Do you always feel stressed out about your musical programs? Do you have a hard time fitting in curriculum to your program preparation? Are you set to direct your first musical program but have no idea where to start?
If so, you are not alone!
I spent my first couple years as a teacher fretting about my programs, feeling like I couldn't get to all my curriculum, and worrying that my students didn't feel as successful as they should.
Fast forward seventeen years, and I now feel MUCH better about directing musical programs.
Not only that, I love creating my own! This comprehensive course was made to help you create your own programs, fit your program songs into your curriculum, communicate with parents, foster opportunities for advocacy for your music program, and more!
Does this sound familiar?
...Then this is the course for you!
Each module of the course includes helpful tips, a document to guide you on your way, secrets to success, and more! The course curriculum includes:
What is included?
"Aileen's course has been immensely helpful to me as a new teacher! She has covered all the bases, so if you have never done a program before or if you are relatively experienced and need some fresh ideas, consider this course your one stop shop. Her ideas are so well-thought out and backed by years of experience that I am so grateful for how much I've learned - and how many mistakes the course has helped me avoid! I also love how Aileen provides a detailed explanation to her creative process in creating a musical based on a children's book combined with folk song literature. Following this process has allowed me to still cover my state standards in a meaningful way, and also create something enjoyable by kids, administration, and parents..overall, the course provides enough for the new teacher to feel comfortable doing something new but also leads you to spark ideas of your own!"
- Jackie Ecle, K-4 Music Teacher, Keller, TX
"This course will revolutionize they way you approach performances! The ideas presented are imaginative and innovative, allowing you to prepare for a performance without jeopardizing precious instructional time. More importantly, the support and guidance you’ll receive from Aileen--a master at creating performances based on children’s literature--is priceless."
- Amy Abbott, K-5 Music Teacher, Erie, CO; Author of Music a la Abbott
Aileen Miracle teaches general music in the Olentangy Local School District near Columbus, Ohio; she is in her twenty-third year of teaching. Aileen received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University in 1999, and her Master of Music in Music Education from Capital University in 2003; she completed her masters studies at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. Aileen has served as President of the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America, the chair of the Technology Task Force for the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the National Program Chair for the 2015 OAKE Conference, the Co-Chair for the 2019 OAKE Conference, and the Program Chair for the 2023 OAKE conference. In 2016, she was awarded Cheshire Elementary's "Teacher of the Year." She has taught Level I Methodology and Folk Song Research for Colorado State University's Kodály Program, Level I and III Methodology and Folk Song Research for DePaul University's Kodály Program, and Level III Methodology and Folk Song Research for Capital University. Aileen has presented at OAKE Conferences, and currently presents workshops across the nation and around the world. She writes about music education on her blog Mrs. Miracle's Music Room, has a podcast about music education on iTunes, and sells digital teaching resources on TeachersPayTeachers.