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The Music Education Tipping Point

I recently read John Kratus’ article, Music Education at the Tipping Point, and I mostly agree with his opinion.

The article discusses the stagnancy of  music education, and how this has contributed to music program’s low attendance in recent years. 480 more words


Teaching repertoire? Or teaching music? Plus an apology for my absence

I owe you an apology.

I’ve been away for ten days for a couple of reasons. The first one is there’s been a few things happening in my personal life that have taken up my time recently, and that has been my focus. 301 more words


Leaving Lusaka and Looking Past Mistakes


We’re coach-bound to Livingstone, 3 hours in and setting off from a services break where the sun is setting over the Golden Pillow Lodge. Although our visit ends on a romantic note, the majority of it was spent waiting in line for my turn to use a urinal, apparently being sterilised by the UV bulbs chosen to light the toilets. 406 more words


“I thought that this art was dead, but I see that in you it still lives.” ("...in hope my verse shall stand...")

“During this time, about the year 1722, he made a journey to Hamburg and was heard for more than two hours on the fine organ of St.

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Challenges and Rewards in the Classroom

Anna here..

The past couple of days have been packed full of teaching, and have held, for me, one of the most rewarding personal experiences of the trip so far. 286 more words


Music Tech Teacher

I have used Music Tech Teacher, http://www.musictechteacher.com on multiple occasions to review rhythm concepts with students within my elementary music classroom.  Students have enjoyed the animated games that bring life to what could have been a basic drill and practice lesson.   9 more words


Save the Date!

The SoCal Jazz Society is looking for a fabulous home to host its annual fundraiser on October 19th. We plan to have live jazz music and about 75 people. 16 more words