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- Side-by-Side CoachingThis will be a short post. My "busy" is about to get a lot busier. I'm more involved in my retirement in more activities than ever before, I think.As a side-by-side coach, I get to do lots of different things. Last week and for the next few weeks, I am ... read more
- Teaching Recorder: troubleshootingOne of the biggest struggles of teaching recorder is dealing with all the squeaks and squawks, especially in the beginning. After teaching recorder for over a decade I've learned to spot some of the most common issues beginners deal with, and the most effective ways to address them in the ... read more
- 5 More Reasons to Start a Rock Group at Your School (Part 2)In this post, I have included five more reasons to start a rock band at your school. This a sequel post to one from back in 2017 called, 5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Rock Band at Your School (Part 1). All 10, as well as others, are included in ... read more
- Snow Day ActivitiesWe have definitely had more than our fair share of snow days this year, and if my friends' comments are any indication, many people around the U.S. are having similar experiences! Yes, being able to sleep in is nice, but getting cooped up inside, especially with young children, can get ... read more
- Teaching Kids to SingI originally shared about teaching kids to sing in my Facebook group Music Education Connection. Teaching kids to sing can be uncomfortable for parents and teachers if singing is not our strong suit. But, there are ways that students can be taught to sing, even if you may not be the ... read more
- Sequencing Pattern Instruction in a MLT Classroom: Tonal EditionWarning – this post is for a very specific audience – Music Learning Theory practitioners. If you are new to MLT, might I suggest searching my blog for a few introductory posts about Music Learning Theory? You might also consider checking out the Gordon Institute for Music Learning page to ... read more
- Hula Hoop Activities
- 7 Songs for Teaching the Minor Third and Major Triad
- Music Ed Mentor Podcast #017: How to Start a Rock BandDo you know how to start a rock band? Many schools are starting to incorporate commercial and popular music ensembles as part of their music curriculum. While these approaches have advantages for students, especially in smaller programs, teachers steeped in traditional music education pedagogy often ... read more
- Background Music: Creating music with an effectI love guiding children to create, improvise, and compose music. Helping children to find their “creative voice” through music is an important part of my curriculum. We do this in a variety of ways in each grade, with the culminating project being “Background Music” in fifth grade. I would love ... read more