Reply To: Use of falsetto by elementary male teachers and alternatives
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John Feierabend would disagree. You look for a child model and let them do the singing modeling. I am a male teacher and on use my falsetto in very limited situations when I can not find a student that can sing in their head voice. John says to not sing in falsetto but in your best singing voice, the students will learn to transpose the octaves. I can verify this finding. Your best bet is to find one student that is singing it write with you in your singing voice. This is what I do sometimes. I sing to that student and they sing it and then the class echos them. It is is a little clumsy but the students will pick it up real quick after that. John has a saying “Sing for the students, NOT with the students” Remember this and you will be just fine.
Also you still have more training than me. I am a trombone player with only one voice class. I have also been teaching elementary music for 18 years and I have trained numerous other male elementary music teachers.