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TITLE: Canva video tools: a quick-start guide for teachers

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: February 3, 2023

Curated from Midnight Music – by Katherine Miller – There are always tremendous posts at Katie Wardrobe’s Midnight Music.  Here’s one from one of her subscribers on how to take this wonderful tool for creating images and videos and use it for the classroom. This is a guest post by one of our teacher-authors, Katherine Miller. Canva isn’t just for…

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TITLE: The Answers You’ve Been Looking For – by Peter Boonshaft

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DATE: February 1, 2023

Curated from KHS Academic Alliance – By Peter Boonshaft- I’m sure we have all wondered what our students see when they are watching us. Certainly, our viewing video recordings of our rehearsals can help provide insights into what they see, but I would like to suggest an additional step that will help us actually see what they see, as well…

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TITLE: Top 10 Things All Young Percussionists Should Know

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DATE: February 1, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Dave Gerhart – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PLAY IN AN ENSEMBLE THE FIRST TIME. Young percussion students who are studying with a private instructor usually study solo on marimba, snare drum, drum set or timpani. Ensemble playing techniques are usually something that are acquired later in high school – and unfortunately, the…

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TITLE: The Entrepreneurial Mindset for Musicians: Personal and Professional Development

SOURCE: Nottelmann Music

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DATE: December 7, 2022

By Nottelmann Music and Clinician and Professional XO Brass Artist Mike Parkinson – As someone who was drawn to pursue a career in music while in high school and managed to have a long and successful career, I know firsthand the challenges facing individuals today who are seriously considering music for their vocation.  Many students are not aware of the…

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TITLE: Audition Advice

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DATE: December 1, 2022

Curated from YAMAHA – by Dave Gerhart – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO PASS YOUR NEXT AUDITION. Musicians are always auditioning. Here are a dozen tips that will improve your chances of being successful at your next audition …plus a few bonus ones if you happen to be a percussionist. GENERAL ADVICE 1. Play through your entire repertoire…

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TITLE: Don’t Start Saxophones in Your Beginning Band – A Successful Alternative

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: November 24, 2022

By Ray Benton, Nottelmann Music Co.  – Well, this one will certainly cause some controversy!  But band directors, I ask that you be open minded and hear me out.  In my eleven years at Rockwood South Middle School, we found tremendous success with a different approach to teaching saxophone.  Here are THE BENEFITS, THE PROCESS, and THE RESULTS. THE BENEFITS…

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