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Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – This time of year it is crucial that we prioritize taking care of our mental and physical wellness. Most of us got into music education as a career because we are givers. We are servants of the little people. Sure we do it for ourselves, but we also can […]MORE
Curated from Vandoren Resources – by Michael Skinner – Students from Hampshire Middle School from a Regional Artist clinic given by Shawn Maxwell – Michael Skinner is President of DANSR Inc., and was an elementary, middle, and high school band director (’77-’79 and ’86-’87) Holidays, Tradition, and Building Your Program. In my early days as a middle school band director […]MORE
It’s the PERFECT time for that young musician to step up to a quality intermediate or pro-level brass or woodwind instrument from Yamaha! Now through Dec. 31, get that great Nottelmann Price and THEN get $50-$100 off – It’s STEP UP TO YAMAHA! Just call our South County location- 314-631-1486 Why step up to an intermediate or professional-level brass or […]MORE
Curated from the JW Pepper blog – By Mary Rogelstad – It’s said the first thing Fred Rogers did when he returned home from emergency surgery for stomach cancer was go straight to his piano. His wife Joanne has shared with friends how much her husband loved playing that piano. His grandmother bought the nine-foot Steinway concert grand for Fred […]MORE
Curated from the Bulletproof Musician – by Erik Ralske – Erik Ralske has played Principal Horn in the Met Opera orchestra since 2010, following 17 years in the NY Philharmonic. He is also on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival. In this 40-min episode, we’ll explore: How learning a passage at performance tempo from Day 1, […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music and our good friend from “down under,” Katie Wardrobe – I love templates for many reasons and they can truly increase your productivity! I share the benefits of using templates, some ideas for places you can incorporate templates into your everyday life and give some tips on how to save them. GO TO ORIGINAL POSTINGMORE
Curated from Midnight Music, by Sarah Joncas – Here are some iPad tips from the site of our good friend “from down under” Katie Wardrobe. Just for music teachers. iPads are a powerful tool for music learning, and they can be a very accessible tool for the music classroom with the right apps and settings. I wrote about iPad apps […]MORE
Curated from TME, The Music Educator Podcast – by Bill Stevens – What questions should you consider when preparing to teach? This short podcast presents Bill’s 15. The Music Educator Podcast is about analyzing, nurturing and discussing what takes place in the music classroom as it relates to 21st-century education. This podcast compliments the educational vision of The Music Educator […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Chip Crotts – When I work with jazz ensembles on style and phrasing, I strongly emphasize that everyone needs to know what instruments they are listening to – and why. These skills, when applied correctly, can have a large impact on the development of the complete musician. Let’s discuss how we […]MORE
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. […]MORE
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 – […]MORE