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- Things We Can Learn About Teaching from Coach BelichickI’m pretty sure many of us use sports analogies with our students. Whether it’s a point to be made about teamwork, the importance of practice, or any of a number of other important ... read more
- I Wonder Where Maria’s GoneWhen it comes to folk dancing, I think we sometimes forget what it feels like to be a kid. We forget that we self-administered the “cootie shot” and thought it was the height of embarrassment to be accused of “liking” someone (particularly if you really did like someone). Professor Dumbledore ... read more
- How to Make Clothespin Puppets for Shy SingersIt’s common to have primary music students that are reluctant to sing or even say their names. Using puppets in music class helps the shy kiddos along and makes singing more ... read more
- Music Centers & Workstation for Elementary Music
- I’m a Music Teacher, What’s Your Super Power?Can we talk about music teacher importance for a minute? I’ve talked about the value of music education, why music education is important, and how you’re not just a babysitter, but a music teacher. But, I want to talk about the importance of music teachers. On those really hard days ... read more
- “Exploring Informal Music Learning in a Professional Development Community of Music Teachers” (Kastner, 2014)Kastner, J. D. (2014). Exploring informal music learning in a professional development community of music teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 202, 71-89. How do music teachers in a professional development community implement informal music learning in their classrooms, and how do their beliefs and practices ... read more
- What Is Musical Dissonance?When I was a high school student, I was sure I knew what dissonance in music was. If it sounded wrong, it was dissonant, and if it sounded right, it was consonant. An ... read more
- Suzuki READY Group Class Lesson PlansToday I want to offer ready Suzuki violin group lesson plans the first weeks of February. No more spending time before your next Suzuki violin group class preparing! Simply print out and go! . I know that this is a very busy time for me. I feel pretty tired around ... read more
- My Family Plays Music: exploring musical genres
- Suzuki Violin Game for Valentine’s DayLooking for Suzuki Games? Here is one idea for Suzuki violin or cello game you can use for home practice, in your studio or as a part of your Suzuki group classes. The idea is cute and easy to do. Students love the change of pace. Suzuki Game for Valentine’s ... read more