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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 StudentsMusic 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
- February Favorites 2019February 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
- Instrument Repair: Recorder BlockIn 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
- Ultimate List of Children’s Books for Elementary MusicCheck 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
- Tech Ideas for Creative MusickingTechnology 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
- “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
- Rap Tap Tap MIOSMI 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
- February FavoritesIt’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
- Recognizing Women in MusicWho 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
- Restoring the Practice of SubdivisionImagine 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