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MusicEd Blogs is a collection of the best music education blogs from around the internet. We cover general music education, band, choir, strings, music education methodologies, and more. Our blogs are relevant to elementary, middle school, and high school music teachers.
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- Connected Music Students: Skype With a ComposerI’ve written before about how I believe empowered music students should be connected. The word connect, as opposed to collaborate, is intentional. I agree that it’s important for students to collaborate; it is a skill necessary for the 21st-century. But too often people hear the word collaborate and assume that ... read more
- Nearly 2 Million Kids Are Being Excluded From Music Ed – Here’s One School OT’s SolutionI’m so excited to share with you a guest post today by Marin Marka. In this post, she’ll share real strategies that work for teaching music to kids who struggle with reading notes and learning music. From an occupational therapist’s standpoint, she’s developed ways of teaching music in a unique ... read more
- Creating Adaptive Instruments Using Scratch and a Makey MakeyLast fall, I found myself wanting some adaptive instruments for a student participating in the winter sing. I needed some instruments that could be activated by a button. His teacher and I looked online to purchase some instruments but most were very expensive and didn't really fit the student's needs. ... read more
- Make Money with MuzicTrain ProjectsWe have several different kinds of projects on the go… Do you want to make some spare $$ by working on short marketing projects for MuzicTrain? Some projects involve doing fairly simple marketing research. Some projects involve writing short articles or blog posts. Some projects involve graphic design, music ... read more
- Songs to Teach SixteenthsI have been working on sixteenth notes with my third and fourth graders (my top grade is fourth) and realized I needed to finish a collection I began last year. Time got away from me but now it is finally finished. There are singing games, activities, and even a canon. ... read more
- Episode 42- How to bring your musicianship into your classroomIn episode 41, we talked about the importance of not losing your musicianship. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to bring your musicianship into your classroom. It’s ok if you don’t do things like the music teacher down the street. Your musicianship will not look like anyone ... read more
- Partner Song with Three Blind Mice & Frére JacquesFor some music teachers, harmony brings back memories of college theory classes. You listened endlessly to a piece of music, charted the harmony, and wrote out a detailed analysis. When we think of the concept of harmony in elementary music, we may be tempted to feel intimidated as we ... read more
- Tuesday Book Club- Amy’s Brass BandFor this Tuesday Book Club I am so excited to be featuring my Phi Beta Sister as a Guest Blogger. Amy wrote an awesome music book about Brass Bands. The book will be released April 8th, 2019 and is currently available worldwide for presale on Amazon. If you prefer to ... read more
- Music Teacher Tip #11: 3 Wins for Your Studio PolicyAre you in the middle of updating your studio policy? Or maybe you are just getting started in creating one? In this teaching tip, I share 3 common frustrations teachers have and some win-win solutions that can be implemented. Recommended Resources: Studio Policy Script Starters (this is INCLUDED ... read more
- Music Lesson on Emotions: Allie All AlongI was so pleased to come across a new book that is perfect for talking about handling feelings in healthy ways, and use it as a springboard for exploring the ways that music can communicate emotions! I used this lesson very successfully with Kindergarten, but it would work well with ... read more