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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
- November FavoritesI 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
- Now What? Steps to Anti-Oppressive Music TeachingSo 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
- Winter Magic in the Music RoomDecember 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
- November Favorites 2018
- 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
- Technology 2.0
- Training with Marvin BlickenstaffPiano 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
- Jazz 2 Originals Project: Part 2After 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
- 58 Children’s Choir Anthems with Instrumental PartsDid 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