Thought I’d share some of my writing. I reflect a lot about how to best meet students’ musical needs. The first of these two articles was published in the Canadian Music Educator’s Journal and the Second in the “Recorder” – a journal put out by the Ontario Music Educator’s Association.
Teach What You Do Not Know
Music Mends Minds
Last week I dragged some of the band and string instruments into my room and taught the orchestra instrument families. It was very fun brainstorming with Ks how to produce sound on the trumpet-I tried all of their many suggestions and finally had to explain buzzing. Students got to look inside the piano to see why it’s a percussion instrument; Their looks of excitement and amazement really made love my job!!
Students busy learning a four-part arrangement of Ashokan Farewell for Remembrance Day. Yes, it’s also Hallowe’en.