What is The Marvelous Musical Deli?
The Marvelous Musical Deli is an online resource dedicated to teaching the concept of musical form. This website is my endeavor to take the somewhat abstract concept of form and make it more concrete for younger students. While I am not the first to use the concept of making a sandwich to show the parts/sections of a piece of music, I believe this resource is unique in the depth to which it takes the concept. All ideas presented here have been field-tested in the general music classroom with 2nd-5th grade students. My kids love visiting The Marvelous Musical Deli! I hope you and your students find it just as educational (and fun)!
How do I use this website?
The Marvelous Musical Deli is broken into two main sections - For Students & For Teachers. The For Students side of the website is geared towards whole-class instruction (teacher presents material to students during music class) and/or student exploration at home. The For Teachers side is intended to be a behind-the-scenes resource full of lesson plans, extension ideas, curriculum connections (music standards), etc. The teacher resources may be accessed using the navigation bar at the top of this page.
More info about how to use & navigate the wesbite can be found on the How to Use the Deli page (listed under the curriculum tab in the navigation bar at the top of this page).
How do I access the student section?
The For Students section of the website may be accessed from the initial home page, or by clicking the "For Students" ribbon in the top right corner of any For Teachers page. Likewise, you can return to the For Teachers page by clicking on the ribbon again while on any For Students page. Clear as mud? Here's what you're looking for...
Find the ribbon at the top of this page
and click on it to try it out.
How much does using the website cost? Do I need to pay a subscription fee?
Nope. This site is and always will be a free resource to teachers and students. I make no profit from the information or videos posted to The Marvelous Musical Deli. I do however offer worksheets and other resources for purchase through Teachers Pay Teachers. You can find a list of the deli-related resources I offer here.
In lieu of payment, I'd be mighty appreciative if you'd drop me a line and let me know what you think of the site. Sharing the website address with you music teacher friends would also be welcomed! :-)
Who are you?
This site was created and is maintained by Angie Kelton. For the past nine years I have been happily teaching general music in the St. Louis area. I am a traveling elementary music teacher and have worked at seven elementary schools in my district at one time or another. I typically travel between 3-4 schools any given year and teach any combination of kindergarten through fifth grade. I am passionate about technology, visuals, video-making, and web design.
I have a suggestion for your website. How can I contact you?
General questions, comments, suggestions, & wishlist items (what songs you'd like added to the site) can be sent through my contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!