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FREEBIE! This is the free version of my Recorder Karate / Recorder Dojo Certificates. That product includes an editable PPT so you can type in names and the date. It also includes a certificate for when a student passes each belt.  INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT: *Certificate for end of recorder karate unit *Two styles *PDF file for easy printing--just print, write name of your student, date, & your name

The karate belt method can be used for any classroom instrument unit to motivate students to practice! This is the free version of my Recorder Karate /

So, I have seen a TON of good ideas on Pinterest for Recorder Karate.  So, I thought to myself, why not compile them all in one place?  :)  ...                                                                                                                                                                                 More

So, I have seen a TON of good ideas on Pinterest for Recorder Karate. So, I thought to myself, why not compile them all in one place? :) ... More

Make Music Rock! More recorder ideas. Reward chart using songs from Artie Almeida's "Recorder Express."

Make Music Rock! More recorder ideas. Reward chart using songs from Artie Almeida's "Recorder Express.

Recorder Karate Belt Testing Rubric. Would love to find a way to make recorder karate work for 150+ students effectively.

Recorder Karate Belt Testing Rubric

This is the rubric I use with my students when I do belt testing for recorder. This rubric will work for whatever "Recorder Karate" program you use in your

Love this idea for Recorder Karate - have students sign their name when they achieve a belt

Love this idea for Recorder Karate - have students sign their name when they achieve a belt (hmmm could do for charting goals on data center)

How do you organize your Recorder Karate Unit?  I love using Rainbow Loom Bands for belts!  Quick & easy! (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post30277230&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

Music teachers, if you're like me - you have to teach recorders at some point in your curriculum.

Recorder Karate - packages of rubber band loom bands in solid colors solves everything! And inexpensively, too!

rubber band loom bands in solid colors solves everything! And inexpensively, too! boomwhacker colors for the notes they learned to play!

Recorder Karate: bet I can use this idea to encourage piano practice

A motivational recorder program that will encourage students to learn to play the soprano recorder with good technique while allowing them to work at their own pace and be rewarded for their hard work.

Recorder Karate Belt Testing Rubric

Recorder Karate Belt Testing Rubric

This is the rubric I use with my students when I do belt testing for recorder. This rubric will work for whatever "Recorder Karate" program you use in your

Recorder Karate interactive fingering chart

Students can use this fun interactive recorder fingering chart to learn how to play notes correctly on the soprano recorder.

Recorder Karate by Barb Philipak - At the heart of this method is a positive reward system in which students receive colored "karate belts" (not included) to hang from their recorders for each progressively more difficult tune. Stories from the hundreds of teachers who have tried this method rave about the success it has created with all types of students in a variety of settings.

Using a SMARTBoard and iPads to Differentiate Learning in the Music Classroom iPads to teach recorder