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NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.
A Podcast Interview with Steve Litwiller, MMEA Mentoring Chair – by Ray Benton – An Exclusive podcast from Nottelmann Music – Did you know that forty-four percent of new teachers leave teaching within five years? Learn how MMEA Mentoring Chair Steve Litwiller and educators in this program are making a real difference! If you’re a Missouri Music Educator and new […]MORE
“Going beyond simply footing the bill can make the difference between the student just getting by and being amazing.” So your child is playing a musical instrument. You’ve invested hard-earned dollars into the project, so is your job over? As a band director with over 32 years of experience, I can say many of our parents first believed that, once […]MORE
Curated from ChoralNet.Org – by Lynn Swanson – For your own voice or your students, here’s some important tips! Taking care of the voice or Vocal Hygiene can be thought of as the care and feeding of the voice. These are things we do to keep the voice healthy. To take care of the voice, we must also take care of the body. Here […]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 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 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
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 […]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