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- Ada’s Violin – Making Music From Trash!Have you heard about the children’s orchestera where the instruments were made entirely from trash taken from a garbage dump? How could this happen? You’ll love to hear the true story of a man named Favio Chávez who came to a small town in Paraguay as an environmental engineer and ... read more
- Adults’ Recognition of Young Children’s Musical Behaviors (Reese, 2013)Reese, J. A. (2013). Adult identification of music behaviors demonstrated by young children. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 198, 51-67. Do adults’ backgrounds affect their recognition of young children’s musical behaviors? Participants were 24 child development teachers (not music specialists), 24 early childhood music teachers, and ... read more
- Music Makers Podcast Show Notes: Review and Reset (season 2 episode 8)For so many of us, the school year has come to a close, or the end is right around the corner!However, before checking out completely, I like to take a long moment to reflect on the past year and plan for the next. What went well? What would I do ... read more
- Leg over Leg for the Elementary Music Classroom
- 10 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Music Classroom for SummerWhen you first started teaching, you probably just thought you’d get to wave bye-bye to your students, lock up your room, and peel out of the parking lot. That’s not just me right? Well, here’s the deal. Before you get to go on your merry way, you have to do ... read more
- Am I Cut Out to Teach Music?There are lots of reasons people ask themselves, "Am I cut out to teach music?". I hear it most in the springtime, both from college students curious about the field, and from weary teachers overwhelmed by stress. My intent with this post is three-fold: to reassure and help burned out ... read more
- Meter Test (Original Version)
- Ending the School Year with Purposeful FunIt's the end of the year and once again many of us are questioning HOW to end the school year. Do we show videos or musicals? Do we do singing games? A composition or writing project? How to finish strong?Much depends on the culture of your school and your students. ... read more
- How to Motivate Suzuki Students to Practice During the SummerLet’s face it! Summer is too much fun to stay on schedule! And yet our Suzuki violin students need to find different ways for effective Suzuki violin practice! Motivating Suzuki students to practice is easy when you have variety of tips and trick to use. The first three tips will ... read more
- My Favorite Apps and WebsitesToday I would like to share with you the apps and websites I use most frequently for planning, delivering, and assessing music instruction in my general music classes. Keeping my lesson plans organized ... read more