Teaching Kids to Sing Videos (1-19)
Kathie created these practical and fun "Teaching Kids to Sing" videos to provide great audio/visual illustrations which will encourage your kids to sing with confidence and a better understanding of their vocal instrument.
Length: 3 - 5 minutes each
TKTS #1 - Teaching Kids to Open Their Mouths(2:36)
A rubber band & "vowel-face" poster help kids see and feel the correct mouth shapes for the five singing vowels, Ah, Eh, Ee, Oh & Ooh.
TKTS #2 - Vocal Exploration Part 1 (3:27)
Kids explore their head voices by vocalizing the highs and lows of a changing roller coaster ride.
TKTS #3 - Proper Vowel Sounds - (3:36)
Illustrate the five singing vowels (Ah, Eh, Ee, Oh & Oo) with inter-active posters and hand shapes.
TKTS #4 - Imitation - (3:11)
Kathie uses everyday things like Bob and his ball to help kids explore their voices.
TKTS #5 - Vocal Exploration Part 2 - (1:50)
Ivory gets equal time as Kathie uses How Much is That Doggie in the Window to explore singing like a baby, a rich lady, and rock star!
TKTS #6 - Open Up for Volume While Singing - (3:37)
A megaphone, Mr. Tennis Ball and the Big-Mouthed Frog story effectively illustrate and emphasize how to create vocal volume
TKTS #7 - Breathing for Volume - (4:42)
Kathie explains the diaphragm and emphasizes by breathing with a balloon and panting in a fun breathing game.
TKTS #8 - Warming Up for Volume - (4:26)
Warm up with singing How Cool Am I? and vocalizing a basketball shot or diving board for fun vocal exercises.
TKTS #9 - Help for Uncertain Singers - (5:30)
Help kids hear their own voices singing into an open milk jug, plastic tube or by placing chairs in a horseshoe.
TKTS #10 - Proper Vocal Ranges for Kids - (4:19)
Kathie emphasizes the vocal range of different ages with step bells and choosing music within their range.
TKTS #11 - Helping Kids Understand Head Voice - (3:24)
Use a Lone Ranger mask to illustrate how and why kids should sing in their head voice.
TKTS #12 - Teaching How to Sing from Head Voice - (4:13)
A "mouth" on the forehead, the woofer & tweeter analogy and a mirror are all used to illustrate singing in the head voice.
TKTS #13 - Singing With a Microphone - (4:55)
Kathie uses "Mr. Microphone" to illustrate how to use a hand held or stand mic to increase vocal sound.
TKTS #14 - Vocal Warm Ups for Kids - (4:02)
Lead kids in fun vocal warm-ups like humming a bee, singing a roller-coaster, Mama Made Me Mash My M & Ms and How Cool Am I?
TKTS #15 - Discovering Your Articulators - (4:59)
Kathie defines the lips, teeth and tongue as articulators and shares exercises & tongue twisters like: We are He's & She's, Whether the Weather be Cold, A Skunk Sat on a Stump and One Black Bug.
TKTS #16 - Diction Warm Ups - (4:25)
Use these warm-ups to work your articulators: Beady, Beady, Beady Eyes, Super-Duper Double Gum, Oh What Geek Am I and Johnny Has a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball.
TKTS #17 - Articulate Vowel Sounds - (3:34)
Echo-sing I Like to Eat Apricots and Oatmeal to practice the 5 singing vowels and the countries they represent: AHtmalia, EHtmailia, EEtmealia, OHtmolia & OOtmoolia!
TKTS #18 - Mastering Dipthongs - (3:13)
Illustrate & demonstrate dipthongs with a graphic and songs: AHoo (How Now Brown Cow), EHee (The Rain in Spain), AHee (Like a Child) OHee (A Boy is a Great Joy)
TKTS #19 - Why Boys Can Sing Higher Than Girls - (4:16)
Illustrate how thickening vocal cords affect pitch and use "Ygolohcysp"(reverse psychology!) on boys to sing higher than the girls.