Beyond Gender Neutrality
Finding Your Voice presentation
use and expand this lesson in a way that fits your classroom!
Finding Your Voice YouTube playlist:
Music to Explore - Kid Friendly
A selection of kid-friendly songs by LGBTQIA+ musicians. While (I don't think) there is any profanity, always be sure to check before using in the classroom!
Link to YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyAZ0p4u0wwZxD9y93exRweqqQX9SDblz
a show for kids, with original songs by Lindz
Music to Explore - instrumental or adult themes
Spotify Playlist: Nonesuch Pride
Spotify Playlist: Transcend
Children's Books about Gender for the Music Classroom
read along and original song by Heather Shouldice
LGBTQIA+ Children's Books for Home or School
"12 Great Picture Books with Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Characters" - New York Public Library
"LGBTQ Picture Books for Kids" - Seattle Public Library
Professional Development Resources
Note: by the time things are published, ideas have typically changed, especially when it comes to our shared language. Always ask how people identify and follow their lead!
Honoring Trans and Gender-Expansive Students in Music Education (2021) by Matthew L. Garrett and Joshua Palkki
An overview and rationale appropriate for everyone, although the intended audience seems to be secondary music educators. There's a great section on vocal activities for trans and gender expansive students.
Beyond the Gender Binary (2020) by Alok Vaid-Menon
We are more than an oddity to be studied. This small book centers humanity and hope. Please read!
The Gender Creative Child (2016) by Diane Ehrensaft
While meant for therapists and medical professionals, this book talks more on gender identity development and how to support trans and gender expansive kids. Easy to read!
Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today's Revolution (2017) by Susan Stryker
An enlightening historical overview that really describes the intersectionality of transgender humanity.
Music Education for Social Change: Constructing an Activist Music Education (2019) by Juliet Hess
The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education (2015)
Covering more than LGBTQ+ issues, this book a good place to start. Rooted in Critical Race Theory, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and more.
The 4th Symposium for LGBTQ Studies and Music Education - 2021
Queering Choir - site of many resources!