Thursday, March 27, 2014

My Top 5 Resources for Teachers on a Budget!

Several years ago, I had a truly wonderful opportunity to teach elementary music methods as an adjunct professor. It was a really amazing experience and gave me the opportunity to spend some time thinking very carefully about what I did as a music educator, why I did it, and how. After requiring my students to spend hours making visuals and coming up with original lessons to address all the music-making activities, I thought it might be helpful to give them a list of some of my tried and true resources. Back then, I wasn’t the editor for Activate! or Heritage Music Press, so this is my top five, unbiased list of essential tools for every new music teacher.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What to Teach When: A Guide by Brian Hiller and Don Dupont

We came across a wonderful article on the West Music blog! Brian Hiller and Don Dupont share the ideas and details behind their curriculum series What to Teach When.