Professional Development

I am interviewing prominent people, some in the music industry, others not. For this Q&A, I talked to rapper, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jameyel Johnson, better known as J. Dash. 
Peter Warshaw, fine arts director for the Leander (Texas) Independent School District, gives presentations about suicide awareness to music educators. 
Denis DiBlasio is a natural improviser. He was about 10 years old when his music teacher wrote down a blues scale in F. 
A few times each semester, the band room at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas, would fall completely silent. 
How do you treat figures on the drum chart in big band and small group jazz? I want to provide some clarity for those of you who are jazz band educators who do not play the drum set.
Yamaha Master Educator Kevin Ford is the director of bands at Tarpon Springs (Florida) High School and the founder and director of the Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts. 
In Denis DiBlasio: Jazz Saxophonist, Music Educator and Storyteller, we learned about Denis DiBlasio's background as a jazz saxophonist and music educator.
United Sound is a nonprofit that provides musical performance experiences for students with special needs through peer mentorship.  
In Case Study: Peers Support Peers at a United Sound Chapter in Missouri, we looked at how Parkway Central Middle School's band members embraced being peer mentors to special-needs students through United Sound. 
Dorico music notation software is right at home in the music classroom. Dorico supports teaching music theory and composition through its algorithms. 

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