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Recital Tips (gifts!)

As far as teaching careers are concerned, mine has been relatively short. I taught a few lessons as a teenager, but have only been consistently teaching for approximately 6 years. Here is what I have learned: Make a simple program … Continue reading

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“Note” Box

    Everyone wants to know that their voice is heard, that their opinions and feelings matter. This is seen in the workplace, at home, and at school. But how can a busy music teacher find time to listen to … Continue reading

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Handling Make-Up Work

We all have had that student, the one who misses class and then does not get the make-up work. He doesn’t ask for the work, he forgets what day he missed, or he whines to you that he needs the … Continue reading

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Website: Classics For Kids

In doing research for a music appreciation class I stumbled across a great resource, a website called Classics for Kids. I discovered a page with a radio show about different periods of music, and the site also includes information on … Continue reading

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Bad-a** Light-flippers !@#$%^&*

In my adventures of subbing for music classes I have come across a couple of classes with students who seem to think that flipping off the lights at the end of class somehow makes them hard core rebellious children. My … Continue reading

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Love and Logic Solution: Turn Your Word into Gold

Found this on the facebook page “Teachers with a Sense of Humor.” Not sure yet if there is more to this “Love and Logic” program, but I’m going to try to find out. Thought this was a good way of … Continue reading

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Introducing Students to Instruments – When to Start Students on Band Instruments

Notes from my wind techniques class on when it is appropriate to introduce a student to a specific instrument. Introducing Students to Instruments

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