Tags » Music Education

Happy Independence Day! (Plus, NEW SONG!)

Good Evening Beautiful People!

I wanted to wish every one of you a Happy Independence Day! Please have a safe weekend celebrating, grilling, traveling, etc. … 615 more words


It is an honor and a privilege to share music at our local Alzheimers’ Center. I typically play there three or four times a year.  Usually I bring along some students and a teaching friend to help round out the program. 221 more words

Music Education

How Much Does A Music Gig Pay? - by Mike Overly

Regardless of the hardships that seem endemic in the music industry, it’s hard to give up on a dream. So, for those tenacious readers out there who are still determined to work in music, it may be a good idea to find out just what kind of remuneration you can expect. 68 more words

Music Theory

New scientific study shows that singing and attending classical music concerts physically reduces stress

Research by the Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance Science demonstrates the positive benefits of engaging with music A new scientific study based on research by the Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance Science has proven what singers and those who regularly attend classical music concerts have long known: that classical music physically […] http://ift.tt/1ItWK7F

Music Education

Welcome to Fox's Fireside

Greetings from a happily retired public school music educator who has time to burn learning how to “WordPress.”

Here’s to sharing our thoughts about creativity, music and music education, and retirement. 171 more words


Jazz Ensemble: The 80 percent rule.

A jazz ensemble should always try to find its energy output “sweet spot.” What does this mean?
The sweet spot is all about playing with efficiency, and how much output or power the band can deliver. 626 more words

Ledger Lines

Under the Hat: Counting and Key Changes

Counting and Key Changes

My new bilingual album is called Los Animales, and it’s pretty much what it sounds like: a collection of original song about animals.“Siete Elefantes” is a counting song, and a pretty simple one at that. 345 more words

Contributing Writer