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A Reliable Predictor of Music Majors that Succeed…and Those that Quit

Nearly ten years ago now I began a certificate program in systematic theology that consisted of five courses plus a substantial final project. I completed that program in 2011 and still consider it to have been a great blessing to me, one about which I have written here in… 773 more words


Multisensory Music Recorder Technique: How to Achieve Beautiful Tone from the First Note to Forever

Early in my career, filling in for an absent band director, I stopped the band to check in on a simple note error. “Flutes, clear up that ‘A’ in measure 12, please.” The reply: “Which one is the ‘A’?” My clarification: “Third note of the measure.” The section leader then showed the fingering for the note. 117 more words

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Calliope Brass: The Educational Brass Experience

Sometimes when searching for new ensembles you get caught in noticing the similarities between groups, whether it be their repertoire, their mission statement, their playing concepts, etc… but every once and a while a group hits you with something new and refreshing (Genghis Barbie being a great example…see previous post… 158 more words


Music Ed Tech Tools: Free Music Composition and Notation Software

One day, I was driving while thinking about a composition that I’m working on. It struck me amazing that composers in the old days were able to churn ensemble hits since the 1600s. 561 more words

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It’s Time To Stop Practising & Start…?

Guest post by Roberta Wolff

Alternatives to an outdated word

I propose a new word…

The word ‘practise’ is insufficient, it provides

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2: Gender Equality in Music Education

This is just a short post on a complex issue. It is not directly related to parenting, but is related to education which is a fundamental part of a child’s development and life. 967 more words


The Cards

Around the country, the school year is coming to a close. For high school students, spring break is fast becoming a distant memory as students complete projects and write papers, cram for End of Course tests, Advanced Placement exams, finals. 998 more words

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