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MusicEd Blogs is a collection of the best music education blogs from around the internet. We cover general music education, band, choir, strings, music education methodologies, and more. Our blogs are relevant to elementary, middle school, and high school music teachers.

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  • #MomLife
    She's here!Harper Louise Skog made her debut on Saturday, January 6th. There are not enough words for how much we love this little bundle. I'm on maternity leave until February, but momlife is no joke! In time, I'll definitely get back to blogging, being active on social media and creating more ... read more
    Source: Elementary EtudesPublished on Jan 18, 2018By Christine Skog
  • 2 Interactive Instruments of the Orchestra Games for Kids
    There are many ways for kids to learn about the instruments of the orchestra.  They can learn by listening to books like Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 or Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Jan 18, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • Travel To Mongolia and Discover The Morin Khuur!
    It’s wonderful if you can travel with your children to beautiful and exotic places around the world.  But, if you can’t, you can always spend time reading about other countries, discovering their cultures and listening to their unique and beautiful traditional music. Can you imagine a trip to Mongolia?  Known ... read more
    Source: Tiny Tapping ToesPublished on Jan 17, 2018By Daria
  • Vocal Exploration in Elementary Music
    Vocal exploration is a standard activity in elementary music classrooms. It helps students find their singing voices and learn how to better control it. The research citing its benefits is extensive. However, let's imagine you're a first-year teacher who had originally planned on being a high school band director. Let's ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Jan 17, 2018By Yellow Brick Road Blog
  • How to Continue Developing Your Teaching Skills This Year
    As teachers, we’re never really done learning (and that’s a good thing!). John Dewey once said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”So true, right? The world is constantly changing and evolving and we need to be constantly changing, adapting, learning, and evolving along ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Jan 17, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • Current Musicians of Color for Black History Month and Beyond
    In the United States, February is Black History Month. Making sure my teaching values the broadest spectrum of music and musicians possible has always been a passion of mine, but this year I feel an even greater sense of responsibility to my students (and to myself) to make more room ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Jan 16, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • As you wait for the new blog post about using Seesaw, you might want to consider this meme: ... read more
    Source: Dr. Stafford’s Musical CuresPublished on Jan 15, 2018By Karen Stafford
  • Fresh Start 2018 Challenge: car
    Welcome back to the Fresh Start 2018 Challenge!This is week #3 of my weekly series this month to try to give my home life a bit more of a New Year's kick in the pants while dealing with the reality that school is back in session and I do NOT ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Jan 15, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Drama-Pantomime
    Although I am primarily a musician, I try my best to integrate all art forms into my curriculum. Returning from Christmas break, I always teach a lesson on drama to most of my grade levels (2nd-5th). We explore pantomime. This is a great follow-up for our Nutcracker unit because ballet ... read more
    Source: Music with Mrs. DennisPublished on Jan 14, 2018By miredo
  • Are You a Pro? Here’s your 2017 Professional Music Educator Round-up
    2017 was a fabulous year, don’t you agree? And now that it’s come to an end I want to  share with you the HIGHLIGHTS from music-edulation-land social media, blog, podcast, and publications. You’ll want to save this post, print it, email it, and share it ... read more
    Source: Professional Music EducatorPublished on Jan 13, 2018By Elisa

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