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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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  • How to Have a Successful First Day of School in Music Class
    The first day of school is exciting for teachers and students everywhere.  Along with the excitement also comes nerves.  If the first day of school (or even the first week) goes smoothly, it really does set the pace for the rest of the year  If you’ve been wondering how to ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Jul 02, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • More about Music/Language Analogies (and a Few Words of Caution)
    A few years ago, I wrote a blogpost about interdisciplinary education.  Basically, I made the case that when we combine music with social studies, music with math, music with science, we’re on the wrong track.  These subjects have little-to-nothing in common with music, and so we strain to make connections.  ... read more
    Source: The Ways Children Learn MusicPublished on Jul 01, 2018By bluestine
  • Practice Webinars For Teachers
    There are two webinars in July that you will want to check out. Practicing is a subject we can never learn enough about so I wanted to let you know about them. The first one is just around the corner on Monday, July 9th. Chris Owenby with PracticeHabits asked me ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Jun 30, 2018By Jennifer Foxx
  • Music/Language Analogies: A Prologue
    Right off the bat, my title is misleading.  Yes, I’ll talk about music/language analogies soon, but I need this blogpost to ventilate a bit first. Some folks on facebook have written about music/language analogies—not just the analogies themselves, but whether or not drawing comparisons between music and language helps anybody ... read more
    Source: The Ways Children Learn MusicPublished on Jun 29, 2018By bluestine
  • First Year Teaching? Tips for Music Teachers
    My journey into teaching was unusual at best. I went to interview to teach private flute lessons in a suburb of Houston, and ended up getting offered an elementary music job teaching PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade music.   I interviewed on a Friday afternoon and school began on Monday.  I ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Jun 29, 2018By Jennifer Bailey
  • What does your room say?
    Let's celebrate our diversity!Several years ago, I was working on my masters' degree and one of my courses was Multicultural Education. After 30 years of teaching, I found myself questioning many things that I had never even thought about. One of those things was my room.Read more » ... read more
    Source: Mrs. Aston’s High NotesPublished on Jun 28, 2018By Janis Aston
  • Tips for Better Conducting
    Today I want to discuss conducting. Because conducting is all about visual communication, it seems to me you will be better served with a video than with a written post. So here I am. I hope you enjoy this. ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Jun 28, 2018By mramusicplace
  • Iconic Notation and Music Literacy
    Honestly, for years I considered iconic notation a cheap substitute for “real” music notation. I thought it was something music teachers used as a last resort when they had thrown in the towel at successfully teaching their students to read and write in standard music notation. Because of this view ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Jun 27, 2018By mramusicplace
  • 2018 Reading Session Picks: Adult Choir
    It's that time of the year: time for my annual reading session picks!Every year, I round up my top anthem picks from the latest publisher's catalogs, playlists, and reading sessions (plus, sometimes a few that aren't new that I've recently discovered and haven't shared here before) to give you ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Jun 27, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • June Favorites
    Today, while you’re reading about my monthly favorites, I’ll be spending time with my nephews. Our adventures will include playing at the park, going to the zoo, making crafts, and watching them ask Alexa (Amazon Echo) approximately fourteen thousand questions. I love that they never get tired of it. And ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Jun 27, 2018By Jennifer

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