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  • On Becoming a Better Listener
    “Become a better listener.”It was one of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of this year, but it’s one I think I’ll have a hard time checking off and calling “done.” Because, when it comes to listening well, there isn’t a point of arrival or mastery; instead, ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Dec 05, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • November Favorites
    I know that winter is edging nearer because we just entered a new month, and because I haven’t seen the sun in two weeks. I’m not bitter. It keeps me from getting a sunburn. It keeps me from ever wanting to go outside again. So what if I don’t remember ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Dec 05, 2018By Jennifer
  • Now What? Steps to Anti-Oppressive Music Teaching
    So like me, you've come to recognize the many ways that society, our education system, and your own teaching practices are biased against certain people groups and perspectives. You want to do something to create a more just classroom. But what can you do? Today I want to share some ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Dec 04, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Winter Magic in the Music Room
    December brings many wonderful challenges for the elementary music teacher.  With the diversity of our students, doing holiday-based activities can be tricky.  So let’s talk about some alternative activities to keep things fun and joyful in elementary music. There is such magic in the idea of snow, so why not ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Dec 03, 2018By Jennifer Bailey
  • November Favorites 2018
    It is such a helpful practice to stop and reflect on the small victories and moments of joy in our everyday lives! I have made it a habit to share my highlights each month using pictures from my Instagram account, because that's where I tend to share those little snippets ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Dec 03, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Sing A Hanukkah Song From Spain!
    Have you noticed the hastag #ChristmasAroundTheWorld? I love seeing how very special holidays, like Christmas and Hanukkah, are celebrated from culture to culture, with beautiful and diverse traditions. Want to celebrate #HanukkahAroundTheWorld with me? Here’s a lovely little counting song from Spain in the Ladino language for you! Is ... read more
    Source: Tiny Tapping ToesPublished on Dec 01, 2018By Daria
  • Technology 2.0
    Upbeat Piano Teachers launched their Technology 2.0 course today. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Sara Campbell and Tracy Selle and talk about running a music lab. One of my favorite things to talk about! Inside you will not only hear technology tips from me about music ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Dec 01, 2018By Jennifer Foxx
  • Training with Marvin Blickenstaff
    Piano Teacher Academy is offering individual courses taught by Marvin Blickenstaff. What a better way to train with a highly respected pedagogue right in the comfort of your very own home. All the training courses are on sale through December 2nd (midnight central) so don’t wait too long! Warm-Ups? ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Nov 29, 2018By Jennifer Foxx
  • Jazz 2 Originals Project: Part 2
    After several great weeks of groups working together to come up with their own tunes, then sharing their works-in-progress with the rest of the band, we had our first day of co-teaching and co-learning. The first groupt to go was Auguste, Meredith, Sam, and Owen. They created a 12 bar ... read more
    Source: Sarah M. Minette: Educator and MusicianPublished on Nov 29, 2018
  • 58 Children’s Choir Anthems with Instrumental Parts
    Did you know that singing with another instrumentalist (in addition to piano or organ) can help develop musicianship skills?There are numerous benefits to inviting another instrumentalist to come play with your choir. Here are a few worth noting:It fosters musical independence.Focusing on your own part while listening to two ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Nov 28, 2018By Ashley Danyew

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