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Singing with Bobby McFerrin

Here’s a great video to introduce sight singing and melodic dictation to a band class or music theory class. I showed this video to my Fundamentals and AP Theory classes this week and we discussed what happens in this video. I explain to the students that the...

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Teaching Music Through Performance in Band…

I’ve been using and referring to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series more than ten years. The series is published by Gia Publications, Inc. and is currently up to its ninth volume.  Each book features a series of essays and excerpts written by prominent educators,...

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New Curriculum Updates

I’ve been tasked with updating our districts curriculum again this year. I’ve been asked to add more specific items for each area of study in music and to create a set of “one-sheets” – a single double sided page for each grade level that simply lists what...

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Evernote Portfolio Update

In the past month I have rolled out portfolios for two of my classes – AP Music Theory and Arts Business & Technology. I started a few months ago by creating notebooks for each of my students. I then began collecting artifacts for each student – at...

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