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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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  • MIOSM for Empowered Music Students
    Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM) is a great time for educators to showcase the fantastic things happening within their music programs. Throughout March, music departments all over the country put extra effort into making music front and center in their districts. This year I’m going to ask you to ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Mar 03, 2019By Theresa Ducassoux
  • February Favorites 2019
    February has been a busy but very fun month, and it has me looking forward to all the March excitement as well! So many new ideas I am itching to implement- I hope you find some inspiration today to get you excited too.1. New books, more representationI have been so ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Mar 02, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Instrument Repair: Recorder Block
    In my 14 years teaching, I’ve always used Yamaha 3-piece recorder and I’ve never had a recorder sound block fall out... until now! This student tried to fix it himself and got the block misaligned and stuck. In the video below, I show how I attempted to remove the block ... read more
    Source: Music with Mrs. DennisPublished on Mar 01, 2019By miredo
  • Ultimate List of Children’s Books for Elementary Music
    Check out the ultimate list of children's books for elementary music! From song stories to instrument exploration, there's something for everyone! The post Ultimate List of Children’s Books for Elementary Music appeared first on Sing to Kids. ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Feb 28, 2019By Jennifer Bailey
  • Tech Ideas for Creative Musicking
    Technology can sometimes complicate things but it can also make things much easier for everyone. I know that getting your learners to be creative and being creative yourself can be a challenge. As classically trained musicians, we tend to over-think improvising and composition but these are not as complex as ... read more
    Source: Steve’s Music RoomPublished on Feb 27, 2019By Steve Giddings
  • “Investigating Adjudicator Bias in Concert Band Evaluations” (Springer & Bradley, 2018)
    Springer, D. G., & Bradley, K. D. (2018). Investigating adjudicator bias in concert band evaluations: An applications of the Many-Facets Rasch Model. Musicae Scientiae, 22(3), 377-393. What did the researchers want to know? What is the potential influence of adjudicators on performance ratings at a live large ensemble festival? What ... read more
    Source: Everyday MusicalityPublished on Feb 27, 2019By heathershouldice7877
  • Rap Tap Tap MIOSM
    I am a fairly new convert to instagram. I say convert because I used to get a lot of my teaching ideas from pinterest and facebook. Instagram has a plethora of music teachers and it is growing daily with wonderful teachers (among others) sharing lessons, teaching ideas, etc.I have used ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Feb 27, 2019By Aimee
  • February Favorites
    It’s been far too long since I’ve shared my monthly favorites, with categories including (but definitely not limited to) music education. After all, music teachers have interests outside of the classroom. It feels good to remind you of that, especially as you begin preparing for spring performances and everything else ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Feb 27, 2019By Jennifer
  • Recognizing Women in Music
    Who has taught, mentored, inspired, or influenced you? It’s no secret that women are outnumbered in music education, music composition, the music industry….pretty much most things that have to do with music. Which is why we’d like to recognize the women who are in music: ... read more
    Source: Professional Music EducatorPublished on Feb 26, 2019By Elisa
  • Restoring the Practice of Subdivision
    Version 2Imagine you are going to build a deck for your home. We’ve all heard the adage, “measure twice, cut once.” So you take out your measuring tool, and measure out your lumber. But ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Feb 24, 2019By mramusicplace

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