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- How to Make a Classroom Set of KidStixI had the pleasure of attending Artie Almeida's session at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria, IL this past January. Artie has found great success creating playful, engaging ways to teach children musical concepts. At this conference she shared many engaging activities with the use of a classroom set ... read more
- 2018 Reading Session Picks: Youth ChoirA 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
- Finding Your Music Teacher Support SystemI’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
- 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
- First Day of Music Lesson IdeasThe 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
- A.N.T.H.E.M. A Superhero Practice Incentive Music Program
- La-Based Minor vs Do-Based Minor, and a Bit of Personal HistoryThere 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
- 5 of the Best Music Education QuotesMusic 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
- Summer ReadingHi 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
- Artful LearningIn 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