Tuesday Teaching Tactic #2

It's time for another Teaching Tactic! Teaching Tactic #2 - Have the student point at the notes as you demonstrate the piece Many teachers like to play the piece for the student as an introduction to the piece.  This can be a great approach to help the student get the...

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Tuesday Teaching Tactic #1

Update: Remember this series we ran last year? After talking with several readers and colleagues, we found out everyone wanted to still see them. So we're running the series again to share our favorite teaching tips with you. These are the little techniques and tricks...

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6 Week Challenge – Free Printable

I always feel like students need a little extra push after Christmas break.  The spring semester is longer, and there are less breaks.  When the school year starts kids are excited for new things.  January, February, March can drag on.  At the beginning of this year I...

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Beginner Arranging 101

Arranging. The word seems to scare my students to death sometimes! They believe that only the amazing Kevin Olsen or Carol Matz can arrange a tune they are familiar with into something they can play. When I gave out our first arranging assignment of the semester,...

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