It's no secret that one of the most anticipated movies of the year (or several years, for that matter) releases this week. It's also not a secret that the Star Wars movies have some pretty epic music in them! You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know at least one song from the movies. Whether it's the main theme, Imperial March, or the beloved Cantina Song, John Williams certainly wrote some memorable music for these movies!
So why not turn the release of this huge movie into a great learning opportunity? Don't get me wrong, I'm all about picking music for students that fall more on the "classical" side of things, allowing me to focus on aspects of their playing that I know they need to work on. However, there is also something to be said for allowing your students to play music that THEY love. Never letting them play music that they pick can quickly lead to the student getting bored and wanting to quit.
Lucky for you, Robert M. Sides has a great selection of Star Wars music for all of your little Star Wars fans! We've got music for individual wind instruments, piano, and even recorder!
This winter, give your students something super fun to play! Find things in different songs from the movies that are things they need to focus on. They'll be learning what you want them to learn, and what they need to learn, while enjoying every minute of the music!
May the force be with you!