Welcome to Music & Narrations (aka M&N)! I'm glad you made it to my music education resource website. I am an elementary school music educator, who also teaches private lessons for all ages. My formative training in classical voice performance and composition have served me well in the classroom as I seek high quality content for my students to learn and play with. Many times, I struggled with finding a song that both helps teach the concept I want to focus on and is also fun and musically-rich enough to engage the kids. With M&N, I hope to alleviate that concern for anyone with similar issues. This is a catalog of my most precious gems for the classroom as well as songs designed for a concert performance. They are all originals that I chose to share with you, as I've shared in my own classroom and got to see the faces light up when they experience something so fresh and original.
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The intention is not only to produce highly educational songs, but also to provide you a basis for each song, along with some suggestions on approach and concepts. But you are more than welcome to take it further, for example, make up a game or activity based on any of the songs - wherever your creativity takes you. I just ask if you post anything on social media, use the #MN tag and mention 'Colin Porter' or 'Music & Narrations' for credit.
I am always (I repeat, ALWAYS) working on new material. Whenever one hits the right 'chord', so to speak, I put it up on this site. Have fun introducing these brand new contributions to the kiddos and please keep me posted on how it goes!
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
You may also find my podcast at most major outlets, including Spotify, Amazon, iHeartRadio, and Listen Notes. Full list of links here
Here's a taste!