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TITLE: 7 Tips for Teachers to Get Today’s Students to Practice More

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DATE: November 20, 2019

Curated from KHS America’s AcademicAlliance.com – by Donna Schwartz – Here’s some ideas that I have used or have heard other well-known teachers implement. Some of these ideas will take time, but are worth it in the long run… Get to know each of your students. This is a tall order, but showing interest in your students’ lives builds trust.  […]

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TITLE: Maximize Your Practicing – Part 1: The 3 Main Areas We Need to Practice

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DATE: November 19, 2019

Curated from KHS America’s AcademicAlliance.com – by Donna Schwartz – Before we get into the 3 main areas, we need to think about what would go into our practice session. (A future article will talk about setting goals.) What you include in your practice session depends upon a few factors: what playing level you are currently at (Beginner, Intermediate – […]

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TITLE: Maximize Your Practicing – Part 2: The Rule of 10’s

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DATE: November 19, 2019

Curated from KHS America’s AcademicAlliance.com – by Donna Schwartz – The Rule of 10’s is simply this: You focus on one area for a solid 10 minutes, then move on to the next area. For example, your 10 minute session could be working out a jazz lick in all 12 keys, or working on technical exercises from a method book, […]

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TITLE: Why Day-of-Performance Butterflies May Actually Be a Good Thing

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DATE: November 15, 2019

Use these when you perform.  Share these with your students as they prepare to perform solo or audition – curated from Bulletproof Musician, by Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. – For most, waking up on the day of a big audition, competition, or performance feels very different from every other morning. Things are just a little more unsettled. And it’s harder to […]

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TITLE: Tips For Your Jazz Band Guitarist

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DATE: October 22, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Education Blog – by Mike Christiansen –   With very little background in playing guitar, and no background in jazz guitar pedagogy, many band directors find themselves at a loss on how to help their jazz band guitarist. The following tips can help you point your student guitarists in the right direction. Getting the Sound: The […]

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TITLE: 5 Reasons to Step Up to a Better Wind Instrument

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DATE: October 19, 2019

Curated from Yamaha’s blog The Hub – By Brian Petterson –  Navigating the world of middle school, junior high or high school band can be tough for parents of young musicians — especially those of you who weren’t yourself an instrumentalist back in your glory days. Instruments, reeds, strings, mallets, valve oil — there are many important things that school-aged band […]

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