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Escape the Winter "Blahs" With These 5 Tips for Your Music Lessons

Escape the Winter "Blahs" With These 5 Tips for Your Music Lessons

Shorter days, gray skies, months to go until popsicle season… the winter blues (and “blahs!”) are real, and can find their gloomy way into your music lessons. Some students may think that they want to quit during this time, but giving them an outlet for their feelings and adding some fresh fun can turn around even the most hum-drum of lessons. Check out these five tips to escape the winter “blahs” and create some great music while you do! Tip #1: Fight the “blahs” with the blues! While many people associate February with Valentine’s Day and love, it’s refreshing and fun to...

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Music as Language Arts Influenced Curriculum

Music as Language Arts Influenced Curriculum

We all have heard the saying that music is a universal language. I have always believed that music should be taught like a language, and I use a language arts curriculum as one of several inspirations in my method. Recent neurological research supports this approach, showing that the brain processes music in the same way it processes language. By utilizing the precepts of a language arts curriculum, students achieve better results in the fundamentals: reading and rhythm.   Language is for expression! What would language be without the ability to engage in conversation, state opinions, tell a joke or make...

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My Secret Plot to Rule the World.

My Secret Plot to Rule the World.

I’d like to share a letter I wrote for parents and students at one of our school concerts. In short, it is a mission statement, and this blog is just one small part of my mission for a more creative world. For years now, I have had a secret plot to take over the world. Bahahaha!!! All this time, you thought you were merely having music lessons, but something mysterious and magical was happening beneath the surface. The time has come to reveal my secret. My (not-so-evil) secret plan is to take over the world… with creativity. I plan to...

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