Concert Planning Logistics for New Educators curriculum elementary music first year teacher tips

 

      ‘Tis the season to sing and play! There are very few traditions, especially holiday traditions, that do not include some kind of music which is why concerts are often so treasured in a school community.  As music teachers, we have been part of concerts for...

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56 | Vocal Health for Music Teachers with Dr. Jennifer Whitehead first year music teachers show notes teacher tips that music podcast

 


Vocal health is important for all teachers, but we as music teachers have an added struggle if we don’t take care of our voices.

Even those of us who went through undergrad as vocal majors often lack the knowledge of how to truly use our voices in a safe and sustainable way.

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Do I have to diversify my curriculum?: Why the answer is always yes curriculum diversity inclusive music class resources

 

      When it comes to diversifying curriculum, many teachers can easily feel overwhelmed. If you’re a first year teacher, you may have inherited a program without a lot of diversity. On the other hand, if you’re a veteran teacher, you may have eased into a...

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55 | Music Education & Character Development with Hendrik Marais educational tips music advocacy show notes that music podcast

 

 


On the podcast today we have our first international guest! I am so excited for you to hear this conversation with Hendrik Marais about music education and character development, as well as his experience hosting the 2021 Creative Arts Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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54 | Music, Memories, and Neuroscience with Jen Rafferty mental health music advocacy music and science music teachers

 

 


 

Music is so much more than notes and rhythms. Music is something that activates parts of our brains in truly unique ways.

My first course I took in my master’s program was a music psychology course. I was instantly hooked, and loved being able to dive further into how...

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