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With the challenges of teaching during the COVID 19 restrictions, you’ll find several posts to help you through this challenging time.
Since you’re ALWAYS LEARNING, we’re ALWAYS ADDING MORE!
NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.
Curated from The Yamaha Educator Suite – by Ben Nussbaum – “I’m kind of hard-wired to do things at a pretty intense level,” says Aaron Tindall. “In the low brass field, you just have to be relentless.” And Tindall expects the same passion from his students. “He’s one of the most hard-working people I’ve ever met,” says TJ Graf, one […]MORE
Curated from The Yamaha Educator Suite – by Savy Leiser – Cle Elum, Washington, is a small town with a population of about 2,000 and a school district serving approximately 900 students in K-12 — but that doesn’t stop the power of music flowing through it. If anything, the town’s size has helped people form closer connections through music. “Our […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s the Music Educator Blog – In 2017, when I first wrote Creatively Preparing the Music Department Budget, I never thought about preparing a follow-up to answer the issues at hand we are facing as music educators. We are facing challenges that caught us off guard not realizing the possible long term effects on students and programs. Remote […]MORE
Curated from Bandworld – this is such an important topic for producing good pitch and sound on the clarinet – Introduction – A clarinetist’s tongue position is perhaps one of the most important components of successful playing since it has a direct effect on tone, intonation, response and the ability to articulate quickly. In addition, the ideal clarinet tone, which […]MORE
Your students could spend WEEKS going through all of the resources in this post – curated from J.W. Pepper – by Mary Rogelstad – Throughout the years, J.W. Pepper has been fortunate to interview many jazz musicians who have shared their experiences perfecting these jazz basics, along with explaining how to make them accessible to students. Here are some of […]MORE
Curated, by Sixto F Montesinos – a 5 Minute Read – There are more questions than answers right now regarding the spread of COVID-19 while playing woodwind or brass instruments in musical ensembles around the world. That may change by the fall. A document was published by the Freiburg University of Music on April 25, 2020 entitled Risk Assessment Regarding […]MORE
Curated from the National Association for Music Education – The public health crisis is necessitating unprecedented disruption to our country’s education system. Schools, students and families have demonstrated remarkable flexibility and resilience as they’ve done their part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Specifically, the online actions of music educators and students have inspired us all as they’ve shared […]MORE
Available at Nottelmann Music. The Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit was designed to help introduce and guide students towards finding the instrument that is the best fit for them. It includes mouthpieces similar to the ones found in a band classroom, but are not intended to replace the actual instrument mouthpieces. They can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher or hot […]MORE
Curated from NAfME – by David Knott – With our transition from traditional teaching to online delivery of content, there are many places popping up to provide resources for you to become a “virtual rockstar.” These same resources let readers and followers view many people’s “virtual flex.” An online “pose-down” sometimes leading to some hurtful comments in the thread. You […]MORE
Curated from MusicEducatorsResources.com – for any kind of music recital – If your head wasn’t already spinning from having to adapt to online lessons, the “hot topic” right now seems to have shifted to holding an online recital. Recitals are a ton of work as it is, and then to add in a whole new way of doing things, it […]MORE