This week, we welcome John Kilkenny onto #MusicEdLove. John Kilkenny is a leading performer, educator and artistic leader who is successfully forging a 21st-century career in the… Read more “Where is Your Blue Ocean? with John Kilkenny”
The Jazz Cat on Improvisation
Today it is our extreme pleasure to welcome Director of Music Education and Associate Professor at George Mason University: Dr. Charles “Chuck” Ciorba. In this episode, we… Read more “The Jazz Cat on Improvisation”
7 Tips for a SUPERIOR Assessment Season
Welcome to EPISODE 30 of #MusicEdLove! This episode is coming out via special request for those of you preparing for Assessment! Here are our 7 tips for… Read more “7 Tips for a SUPERIOR Assessment Season”
EXCLUDED: Missing Musicians from the Classroom
Our very existence is threatened annually, and we cry out at the inequity of the threat, and yet many continue to only value the talented ones. You may be thinking, “This isn’t true though!” but I urge you to sit down with a big group of music educators and listen. Listen carefully, because once your eyes and ears are open to the exclusionary trends within this field, you will notice more and more that what we often do is segregate our own students into the talented and supported versus the “untalented” and underrepresented, whether we do it intentionally or not, it is there.
Teaching Love, One Note at a Time
Today, in my classes, we will be playing music and sending love, as we always do. But today, we will be directing our love to the families and victims in Orlando. I urge you today to do what you can in your own lives to send love, to show your support to those who need it, and to fill the world with music, love, and pride.
No More Nagging!
if issues have not been resolved by the time I get them, it can be incredibly frustrating for both myself and the student if I am constantly nagging them about their issues. Here are a few things that have helped me in the past