Currently the visual and performing arts chairperson at Lexington Junior High School, Steve Graves has been teaching award-winning middle school bands in the Anaheim Union High School District in California for 33 years. He is an active performer, arranger, clinician and an adjudicator for marching bands, concert bands and indoor drumline....

Currently the visual and performing arts chairperson at Lexington Junior High School, Steve Graves has been teaching award-winning middle school bands in the Anaheim Union High School District in California for 33 years. He is an active performer, arranger, clinician and an adjudicator for marching bands, concert bands and indoor drumline. Preview versions of his method books “Notes, Drills and Tunes: A Beginning Band Method,” “Great Beginnings: A Second-Year Warm Up Book” and “Drums, Keyboards and More!” are currently in use nationwide. 

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The ABCs of Classroom Management

As a veteran teacher, I'm often asked about my concept of classroom management by prospective and new teachers. My short answer is this: Managing your classroom isn't about any one thing but rather about your philosophy of how you deal with everything. 

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