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Sandy Feldstein – Artists House Music – In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – There are things they don’t teach you in college about being a band director that are important to know; things that go beyond teaching someone to play an instrument. Sandy Feldstein offers excellent advice about soliciting support of other teachers for your program, recruiting kids for your […]MORE
Peer J. Perry, D.M.A. – National Association for Music Educators – As you use more and more technology in your teaching, you might find yourself eventually intertwined in a technological web of software, hardware, apps, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, interactive white boards (IWB), etc. As part of their functionality, these devices and applications interact with one another using a variety of […]MORE
Curated from the Conn-Selmer Division of Education – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – “I just can’t seem to get motivated.” “There is so much to do and yet I find myself just sitting around as more work piles up. There is nothing motivating me to get it done.”The successful teachers seem to be so motivated; how do they do it? I wish I could be […]MORE
Rachel Maxwell and Jessica Shields – Smartmusic, The Music Educator Blog – We see 375 band students every day and have very few discipline issues or distractions during class. Here are six music classroom management strategies we use in our program. Rachel Maxwell currently serves as the director of bands at Traughber Jr. High School and as the Jr. High performing arts […]MORE