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- Music Ed Mentor Podcast #015: Ultimate Recruitment GuideSavvy music educators know that getting students signed up for their program is a critical part of the job. If your program isn’t growing, it isn’t thriving. Having a great recruitment and retention strategy not only keeps your ensembles sounding great, but also helps expand ... read more
- Movement Resources, Two Songs, Hula Hoops, and Ocean Animals!Short post today- if you haven't already been to my facebook page - check it out- I have several videos posted there and some special info not posted here on the blog! Today I am posting the video here.Search for @ofortunaorff and you will be able to like the page ... read more
- How to Teach Students to Write a RapI had the privilege of teaching in an elementary school that was pretty much the equivalent of the movie “Dangerous Minds”. To say I needed to think outside of the box is an understatement. Everything I learned in college and while student teaching was not well received by my students. ... read more
- 10 Ways to Develop Musicianship in Children’s ChoirI believe church music programs are a wonderful way to teach children about God and their faith and music and singing.I believe we can do both. And being intentional about planning specific ways to develop musicianship little by little throughout the year is a great place to start.This post is ... read more
- Music Teacher Inspiration for the New YearWelp, party people, it's officially a new year. And as with any new year, there's about a million and one resolutions floating around. I'll run a marathon. I'll start to purge some things and become more minimalist. I'll read 100 books. I'll do all the things. (Note: These are resolutions ... read more
- Skating Away: elementary music lesson ideasHere in rural Indiana, we've experienced our fair share of cold weather already. Students need even more chances to move and dance when their time outside is limited. There's only so many snowmen you can build when it's below zero outside. So, I'm writing about another easy folk dance you ... read more
- Review: Sarah and The Magic PianoSummertime, when I was a child, meant lots of trips to the library and many, many books to read. Anytime that I can combine a story element to creating music, my interest is peaked. Combining those two elements together is something that I love to do with my students with ... read more
- Elementary Choir: tips for the first rehearsalSo you've got a whole bunch of eager singers signed up for your elementary choir class. You've got a very short amount of time to establish procedures, assign seats, and take care of other logistics to make the rest of the semester run smoothly, but you also want to get ... read more
- Sing & Play: How to Use Instruments with Your Children’s ChoirDo you use instruments with your children's choir?Playing an instrument - even if it's just a few jingle bells on a pipe cleaner - is a great way to foster musical development in your young singers.Here are a few of the primary benefits:1. It helps children be actively involved in the ... read more
- Fresh Start 2018 Challenge: purses and bagsWelcome back to the Fresh Start 2018 Challenge!!This is week #2 of my weekly series to try to give my home life a bit more of a New Year's kick in the pants while dealing with the reality that school is back in session and I do NOT have the ... read more