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  • In a Summer Daze
    When was July 4th? Same time as last year? When did that happen? I guess I am in a “summer daze”… To all my band ...
  • New music!
    I am eagerly awaiting the debut of “Fanfare for Years to Come” tonight by good friend Dr. Joseph M. Pisano and the Grove City College ...
  • Music is the Gift!
    As a music educator of over twenty years and a parent of school age children, I don’t always attend a live concert where I don’t ...
  • January 2016 – Apperances
    I am eagerly looking forward to working with the Lawrence County Senior High All-Star Band on Thursday, January 7th at Westminster College. I count many ...
  • BCAEC Presentation
    I am looking forward to presenting at the Beaver County Arts Education Consortium tomorrow at Beaver Falls High School. I have the dubious distinction of ...
  • Store Makeover and Giveaway
    This summer, I've been VERY busy making over my entire store! Today, I'm sharing highlights of products I've updated, and also giving details about my ...
  • Ten tips for new music teachers
    Today I'm writing with advice for those teachers who are new to music education. I remember how nervous I was to start my first teaching ...
  • 6 strategies for remembering 600+ names
    Recently, I wrote a blog post with 10 things they don't tell you about teaching elementary music, and realized I should have added ...
  • St. Patrick's Day in the Music Room
    Since St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, today I'm blogging about some fun activities you can do in your classroom this time of year, ...
  • Music of Japan Mini-Unit
    Hi everyone! First of all, I want to say that I am SO excited about my new blog design, by Alexis at Laugh Eat ...
  • The Road Home
    The Road Home  Michael Dennis Browne Tell me where is the road I can call my own, That I left, that I lost, so long ...
  • Dear Mr. Dengler…with much love
    Two weeks ago, I called my dear high school music teacher, Mr. Dengler, to tell him that I have been appointed as the new Director ...
  • Finding New Choral Music – Ola Gjeilo
    Lately, I’ve been longing to hear great new music. New choral music to be specific. Sometimes, you just need to hear a beautiful SATB choir to ...
  • Walking This Way
    It’s been a great teaching and learning year. As I look ahead, there are just 5 more weeks of school; I can’t help but reflect ...
  • For the Love of Reading!
    {I have been quite reticent lately due to my involvement with the middle school musical – which I will reflect later. I wanted to quickly ...
  • Whoa. Big news from MakeMusic.
    https://www.makemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Weezic-Acquisition-Press-Release-final.pdf?utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email I don't know about your district, but mine has really gone in for Chromebooks.  We are 1:1 with that family of ...
  • First SmartMusic Assignment Is Out The Door.
    I have my first SmartMusic assignment out the door for all of my students as of last Friday. Because of the parent-student-teacher happening next ...
  • SmartMusic Enrollment Time!
    www.smartmusic.com (Background: At my middle school we are requiring everyone to have an account and we are paying for it with a student ...
  • Where Have I Been?
    Yikes! It has been a while since I have posted here. Personally, it has been an eventful summer for me and my family. ...
  • SmartMusic Training!
    https://www.smartmusic.com/training/smartmusic-workshops/ Are you looking for license renewal hours?  Are you required by your state to get some hours in "technology" even though you ...

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