Sunday, November 1, 2009

How it all started.

In June 2009, I transitioned from a Young Single Adult ward to a traditional ("family") ward. Certain that I'd be called to teach Gospel Doctrine (my favorite calling) or work with the Single Adults, I was quite surprised when my Bishop asked me if I was ready for a challenge...

He called me to be the Ward Primary Music Leader. Wow. That's not at all what I had in mind. I knew I should be excited, but I admit I was rather hesitant. How would I ever get to know anyone in the ward? I'd be tucked away in Primary and never get to go to Relief Society or Gospel Doctrine, let alone ever teach!

Little did I know...

"The music leader is the gospel doctrine teacher for the Primary."
~President Hinckley

I was called to be Gospel Doctrine teacher!

Not only that, but how many teachers can say, "My students still know the lessons I gave them... word for word!" Nothing beats hearing "my lessons" as I walk down the hallway, or out to my car at the end of the day, or even in the middle of Sacrament Meeting.

And remember how I thought I wouldn't meet anyone in the ward? Well, you might be surprised how well I know adults in the ward, through their children. And on top of that, I have 40 new little friends! Nothing warms the heart quite like the look on a child's face when they see me in Sacrament Meeting, and they turn and poke their mom, pointing and saying, "Mom, look! That's my friend over there."

So in the spirit of preparation, organization, and of course sharing of ideas, I have started this blog to house all my lesson plans and ideas. Have you been called as the Primary Chorister in your ward? Get ready for a fun ride! Please feel free to take my ideas and use them in your own Primary. Leave a comment and tell me how it went with your kids and link all you want!

Here I go!


  1. I LOVE that you have started this. So, I have never been in the Primary, let alone a Primary music leader, but I am still excited to read about your ideas. I'll pass this along as well. And, no, I couldn't believe the blog wasn't already taken.

  2. I am excited to read the new ideas from you and others that will help wo teach the gospel through music to Primary kids. Fun!


  3. I love the information in the Alpine Stake link. Very good ideas!