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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 NAMM Foundation – All of us at The NAMM Foundation express our concern and support for everyone that is experiencing the realities of the current global health crisis. Teaching and learning music can continue and even thrive through the remarkable tools, resources and people that are engaging in music online. Provided resources have been created by The […]MORE
Curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – With proper parent education, involvement and communication, we can partner with our band parents to help our students continue learning and improving while they are away from our band rooms. Following are some easy steps you can implement now to educate your parents on the importance of home practice and how they can […]MORE
Curated from The Bulletproof Musician – with Nicole Newman – You’ve probably seen some articles in the last few years about how bad sitting in a chair is for you (unless you’re sitting in the Hawaii Chair of course, in which case I guess you’re ok?). But whether it’s teaching from a piano bench (or in front of your laptop) […]MORE
We find ourselves in a new time, a new place. With students disconnected from their school music programs, it’s time to find creative ways to get them reconnected. For your consideration, Nottelmann Music offers four excellent ways here in Installment 1. #1 – Free Online French Horn Lessons Nicholas Kenney from Southeast Missouri State University says – “I’d like to […]MORE
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How important is it that prospective beginning band students have a clear concept of the available band instruments and what they sound like? How do you get that across to students? Here’s a source that you can use now and save for use in the future. Beautiful, outstanding performances from members of the US Army Field Band. The band instruments […]MORE
Curated from BULLETPROOFMUSICIAN – By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. – It was March 15, 2017, and the San Antonio Spurs were trying to pull out a close win over the Portland Trailblazers. With 2.5 seconds left in the game, a Portland foul put Manu Ginobli at the free throw line. Trailing 105-108, the plan was to make the first free throw, […]MORE
Curated from Everything Band, here’s an important podcast – interviewed by Mark J. Conner – Robert W. Smith is a prolific composer, educator, and publisher. He joins the show to tell his stories, share some advice, and talk about copyright. If you want to know the importance of making connections, then this is the episode for you! Topics: Robert’s background […]MORE
Here’s a quick, easy tip to implement – curated from Band Directors Talk Shop – Unlike piano, wind instruments (or strings) do not provide a visual representation of music. By teaching students the basics of the keyboard, they can picture theory concepts in their heads. Showing them how a keyboard works specifically helps them with understanding: Interval Sharps Flats Enharmonic […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Janson Jones – This episode is all about copyright. As we all know, you can do anything you want with music you create, but in this episode we’ll give you some very much needed clarity about what you can and cannot do with music you didn’t create. Copyright has been such […]MORE