Music Education

End of the year music activities

End of the year music activities

The concerts are over and keeping kids engaged in learning can seem to be impossible. Especially if you are holding strong and still attempting to teach content at the end of the year. Over the past few weeks I have found success with the following […]

Music Theory Worksheet: building a connection to performance peices

Music Theory Worksheet: building a connection to performance peices

For a long time I have taught music theory in my chorus classes and I have also taught performance repertoire. I have found connecting the two in a consistent, meaningful way to be difficult. I would occasionally point out things in the music that we […]

Music Classroom Management: 2 tips for large ensembles

Music Classroom Management: 2 tips for large ensembles

Classroom management is tough, especially music classroom management. As a music teacher, often the biggest obstacle we have to overcome is numbers. Generally we want huge numbers of kids in our classrooms, without numbers many music educators would be out of a job. That doesn’t […]

Music Standards: understanding what works best for you

Music Standards: understanding what works best for you

Conversations around standards, competencies and proficiencies always seem to be so complicated and are constantly changing. From what I’ve seen teachers are often the ones that are most confused and rightfully so. Every administrator seems to have a different idea about how these should be broken down, assessed […]

Free Music Notation Software: Flat

Free Music Notation Software: Flat

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. Most music teachers know that when it comes to creating original worksheets and examples for our […]

Beginning Ukulele Lessons: 3 quick tips for new teachers

Beginning Ukulele Lessons: 3 quick tips for new teachers

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. I started teaching Ukulele for the first time this year because I felt my General Music […]

Teaching Kids to Read Music- in the choral classroom

Teaching Kids to Read Music- in the choral classroom

Teaching kids to read music within the classroom setting can be one of the hardest jobs for music teachers. Reading music is very difficult for many. A focus on music literacy in the classroom can run the risk of turning kids off from the subject. […]