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American Idol And Finding Your Voice: A Music Teacher’s Perspective

American Idol And Finding Your Voice: A Music Teacher’s Perspective

By on Mar 20, 2015 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

My family loves to watch American Idol as well as The Voice.  These competitive singing shows are fun and introduce a new audience to a lot of great songs, old and new.   The shows are both well produced and fun and get you involved with each contestant’s story so that you care whether or not they make the cut. One thing that stands out for me is the subject of song...

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Music Instruction Expands Brains!

Music Instruction Expands Brains!

By on Oct 11, 2014 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

As an independent, private music teacher, I am always being forwarded studies and news articles about the benefits of music lessons.  It definitely feels good to be on the right side of this issue!   And it certainly validates my profession. This weekend’s Wall Street Journal has an article, A Musical Fix for U.S. Schools, which puts music instruction higher...

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

By on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it’s talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these. Behind all of this is something that is more important – the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) has shown that there are two different mindsets among students: 1)...

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Why Every Child Should Learn Music With Tips, Strategies and Resources

Why Every Child Should Learn Music With Tips, Strategies and Resources

By on Oct 8, 2013 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

We had a lovely Parents Curriculum Meeting this morning. It was wonderful to see so many of you.  Here’s a summary of what we covered. The Benefits of Music Lessons My philosophy of teaching music is to impart an enjoyment, appreciation and ability to create and perform music while having fun. I don’t expect all my students to become professional...

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