“Band is family” rings true for many marching arts participants across the country. But making the cultural paradigm a reality rather than an empty platitude could take years of strategizing.
There is nothing quite like creating a role-playing game (RPG) for a multi-modal elementary violin classroom. I did it and saw dramatic improvements in student engagement and musical skills, and you can, too.
The Youth Chorus of Central Texas (YCCT) serves singers in grades 3 through 12 who do not have access to sequential musical instruction in their educational environment or who seek additional experiences not afforded them otherwise.
What’s on your wish list of school supplies? I’m talking beyond the basics like pencils and paper or more expensive items like a laminator or Cricut.
What if you could grant your music students special powers like laser-focused attention, impressive productivity and the ability to make smarter decisions?
In college, my focus was instrumental music education. For over four years, I prepared myself to become a band director.
For several years, I have taken the curriculum planning and classroom management approach of backward planning and modified it to a pedagogical approach for percussion students in grades 6 through 12 within the cluster in Frisco, Texas.
One of the most effective actions we can take as music teachers is to seek an understanding of our entire school and community and not just our music program.
One of the challenges of being a band, orchestra, choir or general music teacher is how to manage everything in the classroom.
Hello! My name is Aleah Fitzwater, and I am a licensed instrumental music educator. In this guest blog post, I want to share some tips on how to recruit, retain and captivate the students in your private lessons studio. Let’s go!
After two years of teaching elementary general music, I was ready for a change, so I applied to a music education master’s program and for more band jobs.