Tag Archives: music education

Teach them well and let them lead the way

When my kids were in elementary school, the administration and parent council made the decision to cut the music/art teacher (equally qualified in both) for a watered-down learning-through-the-arts program. I voiced disapproval but no one listened to me.

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We are building cathedrals

  Many of the great cathedrals of Europe took generations – centuries – to build. The vast majority of those doing the grunt work would never see the completion of the building. “Cathedrals of this magnificence cannot be built without … Continue reading

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Decipher the handwriting. And more.

“You have survived this season’s run of music festivals and competitions. You have your certificate. Maybe you even earned an award. Perhaps now you’re asking yourself, “Now what?” Please bring your written adjudication sheet(s) to your next music lesson … Your … Continue reading

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Keep those tools sharp

So you want to be a better music teacher? A few suggestions: 1.Personal Renewal Attend a music education workshop, seminar, or conference Enroll in a university or college music course Private music study – with a teacher or on your … Continue reading

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Blogs worth exploring

A few treasures I’ve discovered in the last few weeks: Weird Music History – You won’t find a bio of Bach or Chopin here. You will find snippets of interesting trivia from Beethoven, the Beatles, and beyond – written/compiled by … Continue reading

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