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  • 2018 Reading Session Picks: Youth Choir
    A few weeks ago, I shared my reading session picks for adult choirs - 12 new (or new-ish) anthems with good texts, singable lines, and interesting accompaniments, where applicable. Read it here, in case you missed it.Next in this series is anthems you can use with your youth choir.Now, ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Jul 18, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • Finding Your Music Teacher Support System
    I’m a music teacher turned small business owner, so you may be surprised to learn that I’m an extremely shy person. And like me, you may have assumed that shy people are part of a scarce minority. Yet in reality, almost half of adults describe themselves as being shy. Even ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Jul 18, 2018By Jennifer
  • Why Orff?
    A recent post on Facebook asked, "Why Orff"?They were not only asking why people choose or use Orff Schulwerk but also wanted to know why teachers identify as "Orff/Kodaly/Gordon/Dalcroze/Music Learning Theory/Feierabend" specialists.Part One of this I wrote last year:  Check it out here. Find Your Tribe“Call it a clan, call it a ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Jul 17, 2018By Aimee
  • First Day of Music Lesson Ideas
    The beginning of the school year is full of excitement and hope. But it can also be overwhelming and stressful! As elementary music teachers there is so much we need to introduce in such a short period of time on that first day with each of our classes. And of ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Jul 17, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • A.N.T.H.E.M. A Superhero Practice Incentive Music Program
      I’m SUPER excited to announce that the new practice incentive theme, A.N.T.H.E.M. has been released. This year students will be training to become musical superheroes! If you have done a superhero theme in the past, trust me, you will want to do it again as it is nothing like ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Jul 16, 2018By Jennifer Foxx
  • La-Based Minor vs Do-Based Minor, and a Bit of Personal History
    There is, right at this moment, an interesting and important Facebook thread going on, in which some MLT folks are writing about the merits of Do-based versus La-based minor—which is a discussion that never seems to go away!  Apropos of some things I read on that thread, I’d like to ... read more
    Source: The Ways Children Learn MusicPublished on Jul 14, 2018By bluestine
  • 5 of the Best Music Education Quotes
    Music education is so important, and it can be hard at times to find the right words to express to others about why it matters so much.  Sometimes when we don’t know what to say, we can use the words of others who have advocated for music education.  These music ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Jul 13, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • Summer Reading
    Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful summer!  I love my summers!  The first part we spent in Maine - my home state.  We go almost every summer, for 2 weeks, and rent a cottage on an island.  It is truly amazing.I always pick some summer reading - some ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Jul 13, 2018By Aimee
  • Artful Learning
    In this, the centennial anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, all sorts of things that this American musical icon did are being brought out into the public consciousness. Of course, most know of Bernstein’s work as a conductor, composer and teacher, what with his numerous recordings, lectures, young peoples concerts and ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Jul 12, 2018By mramusicplace
  • Inquiry & Mozart Minutes
    In May I wrote about a project I was doing with the 5th-grade band and orchestra students that we called “Mozart Minutes.” Mozart Minutes was essentially our version of a Genius Hour, where students could create their own projects relating to music. I neglected to do a follow-up post, which ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Jul 12, 2018By Theresa Ducassoux

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