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TITLE: Transitioning Back to In Person Lessons

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DATE: September 24, 2020

Curated from Music Educator Resources.com – Fall semester kicked off this past month. We started online for 2 weeks to prepare for transitioning back to in person lessons for those who chose to. About 75% of my families chose to transition, the rest are staying online. Because I have limited room in my teaching area, we are continuing all group […]

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TITLE: Tips for Teaching Embouchure in Beginning Band

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DATE: September 23, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – “Spend time now to save time later” is a great quote, especially when it comes to teaching embouchure to beginning band students.  Preventing bad habits early is key to a successful start on any instrument. Following is a list of 6 practical tips for teaching embouchure efficiently and effectively from day one. 1.) […]

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TITLE: Clarinet 101: Getting Beginning Clarinetists Started the Right Way

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DATE: September 22, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Dr. Christine Damm – et your beginning clarinet players in tip-top shape and have fun doing it!  Beginning clarinet instruction doesn’t need to be frustrating.  Great clarinet tone and technique are the result of good habits. Start these good habits early on with a focus on the foundations of clarinet playing:  embouchure, […]

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TITLE: Understanding and Developing Range for the Young Horn Player

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DATE: September 21, 2020

Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – by Jonas Thoms –  Beginning band books for generations have implied that the horn is a difficult instrument to incorporate into an ensemble. They may not have explicitly made a statement to that effect but most of these resources have more pages for horn than the other instruments because there are “for horns […]

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TITLE: Minna Chung: On the Mysteries of Intonation and a Few Things We Can Do to Play More in Tune

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DATE: September 9, 2020

Curated from The Bulletproof Musician – Like most Suzuki youngsters, I went through a phase where I had little stripes of tape placed on my fingerboard to guide where my fingers ought to go. Which I’m guessing was my first lesson on intonation, and the idea that there’s a precise place on the fingerboard, where if you put your finger […]

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TITLE: Five Tips for New Band Parents: Helping Your Child Practice

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DATE: September 8, 2020

Curated from D’Addario – By Andrea Harrell – Parents of beginning band students often ask me how they can help their kids with practicing their new instrument. While many parents don’t hesitate to step in and help their kids with subjects like math or English, I have spoken to many parents who feel uncomfortable stepping in to help their kids […]

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