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  • Playing with Noteflight
    This past week in guitar we played with Noteflight, an online, cloud-based notation software program (I LOVE cloud based programs). We have been exploring rhythms, and how they are often represented on paper. (I say *often* because rhythmic notation is NOT universal and is just ONE way to visualize ... read more
    Source: Sarah M. Minette: Educator and MusicianPublished on Dec 09, 2018
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Has Something For Your Students
    As musicians and music educators, we know that it takes much commitment, work, and many hours to prepare a performance for presentation to an audience. But sometimes it’s difficult, even for young music students, to appreciate or even realize just how much goes into preparing a concert. It can be ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Dec 08, 2018By mramusicplace
  • Winter Listening Activities for the Music Room
    December can feel a bit overwhelming for both music teachers and students alike.  With the busyness of the season, I love to carve out quiet moments in every class for winter listening lessons.  There is such a rich repertoire of classical music to use this time of year.  From Anderson ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Dec 08, 2018By Jennifer Bailey
  • Review: Music Themed Favor Boxes
    You are going to love this review today! Rachael with Momentous Boutique contacted me last month and asked if I would take a look at her music-themed favor boxes.  They arrived in the mail this week and I am excited to show them to you. Here are a few samples I ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Dec 07, 2018By Jennifer Foxx
  • Pacing and Energy are Not The Same
    Engaging students in classroom activities and keeping their interest throughout the lesson are both necessities and difficult. While many elements contribute to motivating students to stay on task and be productive in class, two important ones are pacing and energy. Pacing is the rate or speed at which you teach. ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Dec 06, 2018By mramusicplace
  • Nuggets from VMEA
    Now that I am entering my third year as a Virginia resident and teacher I figured it was time to finally attend VMEA! To ensure it happened, I submitted three session proposals last spring. Two were accepted, which was excellent – attending the conference was meant to be. (Feel free ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Dec 06, 2018By Theresa Ducassoux
  • Themed Winter Lessons for the Littles
    I LOVE winter lessons.  The Nutcracker is my favorite (see my Nutcracker post HERE) but really I love all things winter.  This year, being at a new school my winter lessons for K + 1 all have a mini theme that continues our curriculum but is still super fun and ... read more
    Source: Emily’s Kodaly MusicPublished on Dec 06, 2018By Emily Church
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Play Along
    Yes, I love the Nutcracker. The music, the story, the ballet. All of it. I have many students at my school who dance in the ballet every year and I love introducing this to my kiddos although most of them have heard the music or seen the ballet.To begin this ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Dec 06, 2018By Aimee
  • Nuggets from VMEA
    Now that I am entering my thir year as a Virginia resident and teacher I figured it was time to finally attend VMEA! To ensure it happened, I submitted three session proposals last spring. Two were accepted, which was excellent – attending the conference was meant to be. (Feel free ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Dec 05, 2018By Theresa Ducassoux
  • Music Too: Gender Bias and Discrimination in the Field of Music
    Gender discrimination…when are we going to talk about it? I wrote this paper for my Psychology of Music grad school class and some of you asked me to share. This barely scratches the surface of the research out there, not to mention the additional discrimination ... read more
    Source: Music with Miss WPublished on Dec 05, 2018By Michelle

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