Ditch the Lesson Book

Ditch the Lesson Book

I’m trying something new with most of my students this summer – ditching the lesson book!  We will return to lesson books in the fall, but I decided a lot of my students could benefit from a break.  I think method books are great for elementary students,...
Inspiration from Peter Mack

Inspiration from Peter Mack

Texas Music Teachers Association hosted a wonderful convention over Father’s Day weekend with Peter Mack as a special guest.  If you’re not familiar with Dr. Mack you can read a short bio here.  Peter Mack gave an opening keynote address, a session on...
Tuesday Teaching Tactic #11

Tuesday Teaching Tactic #11

This seems super simple, but I think it’s important!  Our Teaching Tactic for this week is to use sticky tabs to mark the assigned pieces.  I used to think that if I wrote it in an assignment book students should be able to find it.  But I’ve learned that...