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February Favorites

February Favorites

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared my monthly favorites, with categories including (but definitely not limited to) music education. After all, music teachers have interests outside of the classroom. It feels good to remind you of that, especially as...
Teaching Timbre with Art Music

Teaching Timbre with Art Music

Back in November, I wrote about how to teach tempo using art music. I covered pieces by Florence Price, Johannes Brahms, and Alton Adams. In this post, I’m going to discuss how to use Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango to teach timbre; specifically the wind...
I Wonder Where Maria’s Gone

I Wonder Where Maria’s Gone

When it comes to folk dancing, I think we sometimes forget what it feels like to be a kid. We forget that we self-administered the “cootie shot” and thought it was the height of embarrassment to be accused of “liking” someone (particularly if...
Needle’s Eye

Needle’s Eye

Keeping the attention of a large class of kindergarten students, can be a lot like trying to thread a needle. Without intense concentration and purposefulness, you can end up causing yourself pain. Needle’s Eye provides a fun game, a simple song, and a great...