Top 5 Benefits of Teaching Recorder educational tips general music instruments

      Anytime I tell someone I teach elementary music, it is almost inevitable that I will get some variation of the question “do you teach recorder?” Which is almost always followed up with “I’m so sorry.” I understand where people are coming from...

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Ted Talks for Elementary Music Teachers educational tips music class resources music teachers

      As the beginning of the school year gets closer and closer, I find myself looking for inspiration in all sorts of different places. After a whole summer of not thinking about school, I want to gently ease myself back into the teaching mindset instead of trying to dive in on...

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Top 5 Summer Reads to Prepare for Back to School educational tips music class resources music teachers

 

      Happy summer, teacher friends! I hope you are finding time for yourself and enjoying activities that help you recharge. For many of us, relaxing includes curling up with a good book, whether that’s on your couch, at the beach, or anywhere between. If you’re...

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5 MORE Things About Elementary Music (That You Didn't Learn in Undergrad) educational tips elementary music first year

 

      I often try to explain to my friends outside of the world of education what it is truly like to be an elementary music teacher. Sure, everyone has been to school and has some schema around what they believe it is like.  However, I am constantly finding occasions...

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Teaching Music Without Performances distance learning educational tips music teachers performances

      No matter where you go or who you talk to, music class is synonymous with performances and concerts. Whether it’s the whole school winter concert or a school assembly performance, opportunities to perform in front of an audience are part of most music class...

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