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TITLE: It’s All About Time

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DATE: September 24, 2018

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s Education Division, CSI Connect –  Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Conn-Selmer Division of Education – From Dr. Tim, one of the leading clinicians for music educators, comes this article on time-management.  The one equalizing factor in this world is time. We all have twenty-four hours in the day; no more, no less. Successful educators are masters at managing time. They […]

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TITLE: TECHNOLOGY TOOLS for the MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM

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DATE: September 23, 2018

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 […]

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TITLE: It’s Symphony Time! Developing and Working with the Young Full Orchestra

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DATE: September 22, 2018

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… […]

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TITLE: Voice Classification: System or Art?

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DATE: September 21, 2018

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 […]

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TITLE: Tech Issues Happen To The Best Of Us

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DATE: September 20, 2018

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 […]

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TITLE: Band Room Makeover Makes the Most of Space

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DATE: September 20, 2018

Curated from Halftime Magazine – by Savy Leiser Innovative products and technology as well as practical space-saving ideas can help band directors turn even the smallest space into an efficient rehearsal room. In 2012, Fayetteville (Arkansas) High School became a completely new school, and director of bands Barry Harper received the band room of his dreams. After a four-year renovation project, the […]

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TITLE: Personalizing Your Practice Plan

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DATE: September 20, 2018

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 […]

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TITLE: 10 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

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DATE: September 20, 2018

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 […]

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TITLE: Strengthening Vocal Technique Through Vocal Pedagogy

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DATE: September 19, 2018

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? […]

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #024: Tech Success in the Music Classroom

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DATE: September 19, 2018

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 PODCAST

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