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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.
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NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.
Curated from Midnight Music, by Katie Wardrobe – Check out more great offerings from our friend Katie Wardrobe at Midnight Music – What’s the deal with Chromebooks? What makes Chromebooks different? So, you’ve discovered that your school has decided to roll out Chromebooks to students. How can they be used in your music classroom? What exactly can you do on […]MORE
Curated from Yamaha SupportED Magazine 2018 vol 1 – Save time and engage young learners in and out of the middle school music classroom using free apps and web-based programs. BY KEITH OZSVATH AND GREG SCAPILLATO Many technology tools exist to ease your workload and move your music program beyond surviving to thriving. To ensure success, select resources that align […]MORE
By Dr. Charles Laux – Curated from OrchestraTeacher.net Why create a full orchestra? Play music of the world’s greatest composers Play music to sound as the composer intended (most of the time) The most well-known classical music ensemble Collaboration among band & orchestra Create a unique experience Challenge students When should I start? NOT in the first year! Anytime after… […]MORE
By Adriana Festeu – The process of “creating order” through categorization has always constituted an essential part of our social progress because of its measurable functionality. Vocal categorization has been no exception, but given that all singing voices are unique—the musical equivalent of fingerprints—any attempt at fitting them neatly into categories ought to generate a clear justification for how this […]MORE
Katie Wardrobe – Midnight Music – Tech issues happen to the best of us – me included. In the past few weeks I’ve had not one, but TWO major tech issues – both of which were beyond my control. I managed to get through them (just!) thanks to my contingency plans, a little luck and some understanding on the part of […]MORE
Mitchell Estrin – Vandoren Resources – Here are valuable tips for you or to pass on to your students to achieve an effective practice plan. Practice is an essential component for progressing on a musical instrument. Serious musicians must often center their daily life around their practice schedule. Although there are many important musical fundamentals that every musician must practice, each […]MORE
Curated from EducatorsTechnology.com READ IT – COMMENT ON IT – SHARE IT For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is a collection of some good web tools to help you create digital quizzes. You can use them to design interactive quizzes, questionnaire, forms, polls and many more. The tools are easy and simple to use and no […]MORE
Curated from the smartmusic music educator blog – by Susanna Botieff Bringing Vocal Pedagogy into the Classroom What is vocal pedagogy?According to Wikipedia: Vocal pedagogy is the study of the art and science of voice instruction. It explores what singing is, how singing works, and how proper singing technique is accomplished. Why should vocal pedagogy be an integral part of the choral classroom? […]MORE
Elisa Janson Jones – Smartmusic, The Music Educator Blog – In This Episode, You’ll Learn How To: Make the most of the technology you already have access to Find free tech tools you can use with your students Get started with SmartMusic and other music technology LISTEN TO PODCASTMORE
Frank Troika – Conn-Selmer Division of Education, CSI Connect – A pretty strong argument can be made that our student leaders have a tougher job of working with their peers than we do in working with our students. As teachers, we have inherent authority by way of our titles, our degrees, and to a large extent, our age and years of […]MORE