Make music before actually reading notes by using Color-coded songs, Music-Go-Rounds, Flashcards and Instruments together.
Notate the melodies on the whiteboard with Music-Go-Rounds AlphaDots and play with Glock, or Resonators. Also show chords under the melody so boomwhackers and or handbells can add the harmony. Alternate what the instruments play, add singers, experiment with chords, change the songs. Vary the tempos and dynamics with the flashcards. Do one song many ways. Kids love doing and playing so explore and imagine and play!