Monthly Archives: November 2013

Article: Saving the Private Teacher’s Energy An article written by David L. Jones, a professional voice instructor in New York. He writes many helpful articles and I have learned a lot from reading the information on his website http://www.voiceteacher.com I … Continue reading

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Book: Singing Made Easy

As of January I will be up to 30 students, assuming everyone who has committed follows through with that commitment, and next week I am doing a trial voice lesson for a 7-year-old. I am used to working with older … Continue reading

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Middle School Composition Assignment

This is an assignment given to me by a teacher when I was substituting her orchestra classes for two days. I don’t think she’s mind if I shared this basic composition assignment. I also have some rules for composing floating … Continue reading

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Don’t Date a Girl Who Teachers (Humor) Just a funny article my friend “Miss M.” shared the other day. Thought my readers might get a giggle out of this one!

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Clarinet How-To: Putting it Together

Some basic instructions for putting a clarinet together. Clarinet Couch Coach Episode 1: Putting it Together

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DaVinci’s “Viola Organista”

This is such a unique instrument! This “viola organista” was designed by DaVinci, who never was able to see his creation built, as far as we know. Essentially, it has strings like a piano but instead of hammers to hit … Continue reading

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Article: Is Music the Key to Success?

A New York Times article by Joanie Lipman entitled, “Is Music the Key to Success?” Many of these concepts mentioned here are, in my opinion, fundamental to becoming what most people would call “successful.” Music forces you to think in … Continue reading

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