Keep up the great work! I always look forward to every issue!
This resource is more valuable to me than any textbook. The songs are extremely well-written, creative, and clever, and the children love them. Having student voices as models on the recordings is a tremendous boon. Thank you for your creativity and this amazing series.
- New Jersey
This is probably my most useful resource I use each year. Thanks.
- New Jersey
Keep doing what you’re doing. I like how I can usually find a song for what I need. I love [the] searchable [Online Index], and that I can listen to the songs without digging out the CDs.
What terrific pieces! All so different, yet high quality. Thank you! I look forward to many more!
- Rhode Island
I love Music K-8 and look forward to each and every issue.
- Rhode Island
I don't know what I would do without Plank Road. They save my sanity every year.
I just had to thank Plank Road Publishing once again for making such wonderful music for my students (and me!). [...] It's like you know what I need (and want) more than I do!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Plank Road Publishing is the best at what they do because they understand what the kids like, what their sense of humor is (and the teachers’, as well!), and write absolutely incredible melodies and lyrics specially suited to the unchanged voice.
I can count on one hand the resources and training that have meant the most to me in my 31 years of teaching - and you can be sure that Music K-8 is among them!
You all do an outstanding job of providing valuable materials to music teachers. I could not make it through a school year without your materials. I do not think a week goes by that I do not use a least one Music K-8 song in my lessons. I LOVE your company!
During my student teaching as a music teacher, my co-op. and several professors recommended this series to me. Now I have a full-time music job, and resources are scarce. This web site is EXCELLENT for teachers, such as myself, who enter into a school with no prior resources. So I can't thank you enough for having these materials ready to go and teach! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I am deeply grateful, and I make it a point to mention the composers/arrangers/those responsible at Plank Road to the kids whenever we do one of their pieces. I want those good vibes streaming back to those northern climes from whence they sprang.
[The MusicK8.com Mailing List] is a blessing to thousands of teachers, and when you multiply/add in all the students touched by those teachers, the impact of this list is... well... incalculably large.
I know how relieved one can feel because of the support of [the MusicK8.com Mailing List]. I mean, where else are you going to tap into such an enormous wealth of information?
Music K-8 is the greatest thing ever. I am mentoring two new music teachers, and at the top of my list was to subscribe to Music K-8.
Thanks for all you do! I just love [the Music K-8 Mailing List] and know that without this list and Music K-8 magazine, I would have never survived my first few years!
- New Mexico
I just had my first curriculum implementation meeting with my 40 musiceducators yesterday. When we were looking at the “Top 10” resources that every music educator should have in their classroom, Music K-8 came in on top. -Music Department Head
Your series has been an absolute lifesaver! Being South African and new to the country, customs, and culture, and teaching girls in a private girls’ school with veracious appetites for music, I had to find suitable material at top speed! My little choir LOVES the songs, and my class music teaching is really enriched by the ideas I find in your magazines.
- South Carolina
I love, love, love your magazine - top notch resource for music teachers. [...] Thank you again for producing such marvelous, beloved music.
Your music always makes my concerts successful! The audience and students LOVE the music - THANK YOU!
- New Jersey
LOVE THIS MAGAZINE! I could teach all year simply using this resource! Thank you so much!
Do you all ever rest? How do you come up with these amazing pieces time after time?
To me, the hardest part of teaching is deciding what curriculum/songs, etc. to use, and Music K-8 fills a void.
We are using Recorder Karate for our main method and the magazine [Recorder Classroom] for the rest. I have put off recorder until I found these publications and have loved our recorder program ever since. It is amazing how much easier students get some of the musical concepts now. It has added so much to their learning.
Please don't ever stop writing songs which make me look good. You guys are all terrific.
I absolutely love your publication. I tell everyone I can about it. I find myself grabbing it again and again for quality songs and fabulous orchestrations. It is imaginative and enriching in so many ways. It is the one resource that doesn't gather dust on my shelves! Thank you all.
Your magazine and CDs are priceless. High quality and clever, there is always something I can incorporate into my teaching in every magazine, not to mention instant program songs! They can cut everything else from my budget (don't tell my school that), but don't cut my Music K-8 subscription!
Thanks to Music K-8! At my concert last week, during "Shortnin' Bread," the most amazing, spontaneous thing happened. The audience started SINGING ALONG! Holy cow! They started singing out of PURE ENJOYMENT!
I can't thank the Plankers enough for creating experiences like this, not just for me and my kids but for their parents as well!
Later, a parent told me that she remembered that song from when she was younger and was thrilled to "re-remember" it! How awesome is that?
I am grateful that I am able to order your Music K-8 magazine each year because I use the songs for programs and my elementary chorus. Thank you for the awesome job you do in creating songs that fit what we need and for allowing a place to share ideas!
Without Music K-8, I wouldn't be able to survive! Thank you so much!
I want to thank you for your dedication to produce the quality resources that you do, as well as for the generous, cooperative approach that you have. I also appreciate the ease with which you can be contacted. The life of a music teacher using Music K-8 and other Plank Road publications is made so much easier... and in turn, the children’s love of music and music education is so much better and enjoyable! Keep up the fantastic work!
I teach at a Department of Defense school. Some of our parents are deployed right now and we are getting ready for our Veterans Day performances, and I cannot possibly describe how much your songs mean to us. Even 5th grade boys are putting their arms over each others shoulders and swaying along to, "One Nation" (and that was their idea). The kids beg to sing songs over, even though it's time for them to go! When I told them we would have to narrow the program songs to just seven, they started to beg to, "Just make the program longer!" They actually cheer when I call out the next song! Every rehearsal is basically a patriotic pep rally. None of this would be possible without your beautiful songs! THANK YOU!
Your company is the best resource any K-8 music teacher could have! You provide us with AWESOME music to teach to our students, and I hope that you can continue to do this for many, many years to come!
I can't thank you enough for the support and encouragement you provide through your web site. Teresa Jennings continues to be my favorite composer to turn to when searching for a program to present to the community. Her music style is right in sync with this age group. Our music programs have been approved to air on our local school channel, and we've received numerous commendations for our work from the school board and the surrounding community. I gratefully acknowledge Music K-8 as the reason behind our success. Thank you just doesn't seem to convey how thankful I am for your support, but I'll say it anyway... THANK YOU!
Music K-8 magazine has been a lifesaver and a huge resource to me. As a new teacher with my first year at an inner city, high poverty, high minority school with absolutely no music funding, I have come to rely on your magazine to provide me with program material, teaching resources, and great ideas. I constantly use the Idea Bank and message boards to try even more new things. I wouldn't have made it without all of the support and resources that Music K-8 offers.
I could not put on the performances I do without Music K-8 magazine. That is the first thing I order. Thank you for such a phenomenal product.
I have found your products and web site to be invaluable resources. The downloadable items are especially helpful.
I have found Music K-8 to be a fantastic value. For the price of a musical from most other publishers, I get a musical, seasonal songs, the Idea Bank, the rights to make the copies I need for my students, and fantastic recordings. You can't find this kind of value anywhere else.
Hmmm... let me just say: Music K-8 saved my career!!! I was on burnout mode about two or three years in, and someone told me about it. And it has been true love ever since!!! : ) WORTH EVERY PENNY!
I cannot imagine putting on three or four concerts a year without the incredible, and varied, choices that Music K-8 gives us.
I have every issue [of Music K-8]... can't imagine teaching without them!
- New Mexico
I love your music, the format, the great recordings, the sharing of ideas, the continuous resource of great music and great networking, etc. I feel like Music K-8 is a part of my teaching team.
I really appreciate Plank Road Publishing's considerate approach to providing for education. Your company always has quality items, good prices, and friendly staff to help. Thank you!
- New York
Thanks for the awesome customer service! That is one of the reasons why Plank Road Publishing is so successful.
Oh thank you, thank you, thank you. My search is over, and just in time to use with my third graders. Once again, Music K-8 comes through for us!
- New Jersey
Thank you very much! I have to tell you that I use at least one of your songs EACH AND EVERY DAY that I teach! You have the greatest stuff!
Thank you! I just love shopping with Music K-8. I've enjoyed the quality and fast delivery. Your customer service is also tops!
I wanted to pass along many compliments to your employees on the phone. They are always so kind, courteous, efficient, and helpful. Phone conversations are always very pleasant. Thanks for great customer service.
A great product and for someone like myself who works in an urban, inner city school district; you keep it affordable! I almost always have to buy out of my own pocket but the product is EXCELLENT!
Quality with a heart!
- New York