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Curated from Conn-Selmer – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – We often hear fellow teachers talk about a student’s ill-disposition or bad attitude and how it has a negative impact on the group. Perhaps more than any subject in the school curriculum, the attitude of the students plays a crucial role in the forward progress (or lack of) of the music […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – by Katie Wardrobe – This short podcast by our good friend Katie Wardrobe is packed with great time-management ideas that you can put to work today! For a downloadable copy of the tips mentioned in this episode, click HERE. GO TO ORIGINAL POSTMORE
Curated from Get Banded, a blog published by Jupiter, Mapex, and Majestic instruments – by Anthony Mazzocchi For the first time ever, music is now cited in federal statute as a stand-alone subject in schools. The timing could not be better. After all, provision for the arts in school curricula should be a no-brainer requirement of a well-rounded education. However, just […]MORE
Curated from The Music Educator Podcast – What is a Significant Band Director? What are those habits? Do you already possess some of them? Listen to this short but worthwhile podcast – Here we conduct an inquiry into the habits of a significant band director. What makes a band director significant? What is needed to become significant? We will discuss […]MORE
This is our first podcast in our Successful Music Teacher Series, designed to provide you with tips and ideas to help you to be successful in teaching music to kids. This is an exclusive production of Nottelmann Music, a full-service School Music company located in St. Louis. Our Podcast PLUS postings contain optional video graphics. Listen on your computer, phone, […]MORE
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 […]MORE
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 […]MORE
Curated from Digital Trends – by Jon Martindale – Do you know everything there is to know about Wi-Fi? If so, go on by. If not, you’ll want to read this! Wi-Fi is one of the most important technological developments of the modern age. It’s the wireless networking standard that helps us enjoy all the conveniences of modern media and connectivity at […]MORE
How many of your college-bound music students have a clear understanding of the possible career tracks are available? Here are 10 to share – curated from The NAMM Foundation – In this article you’ll discover career possibilities, hear from students currently in music programs and get inspired to pursue your academic goals. You’ll also see career end goals for each […]MORE
Here’s a brief article and quick video, loaded with interesting ideas regarding technology and multimedia. Curated from The NAMM Foundation – by Philip Nash – The contemporary student comes to the classroom with a sophisticated knowledge of computers. It is vital that we creatively approach and utilize the application of available technology to engage students and enhance learning. Multimedia […]MORE