Tim Linley is the executive director of Visual and Performing Arts for the Dallas Independent School District, where he oversees fine arts instructional development and program facilitation for more than 900 music, theater, dance and visual art teachers at 226 campuses. Additionally, Linley serves as a member of the Urban Education Advisory...

Tim Linley is the executive director of Visual and Performing Arts for the Dallas Independent School District, where he oversees fine arts instructional development and program facilitation for more than 900 music, theater, dance and visual art teachers at 226 campuses. Additionally, Linley serves as a member of the Urban Education Advisory Committee, part of Music for All’s I-65 Corridor Project.

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As music teachers, we often focus on the aspects of program development that we can directly control — what and how we teach. We consider the value or danger of starting strings students using tapes, whether or not the French embouchure truly eliminates biting on the clarinet, when and how solfège should be introduced, and why every or no brass player should employ free-buzzing exercises.

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