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- Practicing “La” in the Music RoomWhen students have a solid understanding of what “la” sounds like, feels like, and looks like, they are ready to move on to practicing this melodic element.In the practice phase students refine their skills and explore la in new ways - and it can be tons of fun for both ... read more
- The Qualities of an Empowered Music StudentI am so excited to share this post, which I co-wrote with Kathryn Finch! For a long time, our focus was on engaging the learners and making sure students were “actively engaged” in music making in my classroom. But more recently we have discovered that engagement is not enough. ... read more
- Easy Home Organization Tips to Try TodayIt's Spring Cleaning season, which for me means I have the itch to clean up but no time to actually do it! Today I wanted to share a few organization tips for the house that are easy and quick, so we can feel good about tackling some of those messes ... read more
- The Qualities of an Empowered Music StudentFor a long time, our focus was on engaging the learners and making sure students were “actively engaged” in music making in my classroom. But more recently we have discovered that engagement is not enough. To make an impact and to optimize life-long learning, students must be empowered. The best ... read more
- 2018 MTNA Pics and Disney FunI thought I would share some of my favorite parts of MTNA beyond the classes. At the airport with my “Musical Mickey t-shirt” ready for MTNA Orlando!Visiting the exhibits and spending time with other teachers! I heard through the grapevine how good the cupcakes were at Sprinkles (at Disney ... read more
- 2018 MTNA Tuesday and WednesdayCAROL MATZ- INTERACTIVE PIANO SHOWCASE Carol gave a great showcase of her method, Interactive Piano. She recently released level 3. What makes level 3 unique is it includes a Pro Piano Skills section in the PDF downloads where students are learning how to play from lead sheets, chord charts, improvisation, ... read more
- March FavoritesTECHMusicEd FontsHave you ever wondered how I create the stick and standard notation I use in my resources? I use a font I purchased from MusicTeacherTools. Not only do they have notation, but they also have fonts that can be used in instrumental fingering charts.I can't count the number of ... read more
- 2018 MTNA MondayThe morning presentations on Monday were filled with 20 min. “fast track” presentations and I have to say that these were among my favorite presentations at MTNA! So much so that I had really wished the presenters had the full hour. There was no wasting time for sure. GET PSYCHED ... read more
- 2018 MTNA SundayBRINGING THE WISDOM OF MR. MIYAGI William Westney One of my favorite movies from the 80’s was Karate Kid. Yes, I confess I had a little crush on “Daniel.” I was really looking forward to this presentation and anxious to see where it would go. If you are not ... read more
- A Fun Way to Incorporate Composing and Musical Creativity Into Your TeachingRaise your hand if you tend to leave composing to those required college classes and the professionals who do it for a living.Why is this?I think the biggest reason may be our own insecurity. I mean, how many of us grew up writing our own musical compositions? How many of ... read more