At O'Fallon Township High School in Illinois, the band director goes above and beyond the call of duty to give students access to music at all levels.
Despite his busy schedule as saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Coffin finds time to educate student musicians as a professor at Vanderbilt University and as a guest clinician throughout the world.
Capture your students' attention with consistency as well as some sparks of ingenuity.
Don't forget about the emotional aspect of teaching music. Douglas Droste learned to dig deeper to fully appreciate the technical and emotional sides of music.
A must-have list of practical advice for percussion students -- from resting and breathing to bringing black towels to rehearsals and doing what the conductor wants.