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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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  • What’s the Difference: Trumpet or Cornet?
    Do you play a trumpet or a cornet. Chances are you don’t know the difference. They are both members of the “brass” family of instruments. They are fingered the same way, and they both use the same type of mouthpiece, although there are important differences between a trumpet and ... read more
    Source: Teach Yourself MusicPublished on Mar 24, 2019By Rick Hendershot
  • Those who Can’t Do, Teach? Excuse Me…I’m a Music Teacher.
    I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “those who can’t do, teach.”  Let’s talk about this for just a quick minute.  First of all, teachers (especially music teachers) are used to developing thick skin.   We’re constantly hearing comments like “oh you need a degree to teach music” like I discussed in ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Mar 22, 2019By Jessica Peresta
  • Wide Mouthed Frog – Two Ways
    I have blogged about this lesson before as I LOVE this book and activity and it is perfect for spring when we start to hear and see more peepers out and about! For those who have seen it before, HOLD ON because this post has some new things!Happy Spring! Here ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Mar 22, 2019By Aimee
  • Guest Music Education Bloggers Welcome
    Want to publish something in one of our blogs? If you blog about teaching or learning music, or if you have a website about teaching music, learning a musical instrument, or any aspect of music theory, why don’t you submit something for publishing in this blog. It’s a great ... read more
    Source: Teach Yourself MusicPublished on Mar 22, 2019By Rick Hendershot
  • Student-Led Conferences in Music
    Student-led conferences can feel overwhelming for music teachers. I'm sharing ideas to make student-led conferences easy! The post Student-Led Conferences in Music appeared first on Sing to Kids. ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Mar 21, 2019By Jennifer Bailey
  • A Guitar Beginner’s First Strum Pattern
    Source: Teach Yourself MusicPublished on Mar 20, 2019By Rick Hendershot
  • “Career Intentions and Experiences of Pre- and In-Service Female Band Teachers” (Fischer-Croneis, 2016)
    Fischer-Croneis, S. H. (2016). Career intentions and experiences of pre- and in-service female band teachers. Journal of Research in Music Education, 64(2), 179-201. What are women’s experiences in realizing their professional goals as band teachers? Fischer-Croneis conducted a multiple case study of nine women in the midwestern U.S. who were ... read more
    Source: Everyday MusicalityPublished on Mar 20, 2019By heathershouldice7877
  • Bluebird Through My Window for the Elementary Music Classroom
    Bluebird Through My Window is a perpetual hit with kindergartners. They will love the active nature of the accompanying game, and it gives each student a chance to lead. NOTATION CIRCLE GAME Students stand in a circle with their hands joined. The circle represents a house and their arms ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Mar 20, 2019By Jennifer
  • Personalized Learning Tidbits
    Last week I attended the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning (MACPL). As a member of the Personalized Learning Design Team in Arlington County, this was very exciting! Last year I wrote about my work with Personalized Learning in music a few times. While I haven’t written about it in a ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Mar 19, 2019By Theresa Ducassoux
  • Tuesday Book Club- My Many Colored Days
    My Many Colored Days- By Dr. Seuss     Paintings By Steve Johnson and Lou FancherI LOVE this book.  It seems more and more that kids need to know that emotions are ok, but also find good ways to deal with those emotions.Many schools are starting to talk about the Zones ... read more
    Source: Emily’s Kodaly MusicPublished on Mar 19, 2019By Emily Church

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