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    Classroom Management for the Creative Music Room

    Posted on September 5, 2017 by in Orff

    One of the most challenging aspect of teaching music to children is handling disruptive and off-task behavior. A perfectly planned lesson with engaging material, exciting activities, and meaningful learning objectives can turn into a moment of questioning one’s career or sanity with just a few children disrupting a class. When I was an undergrad, we […]

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  • Vision for Music Education Part II

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Curriculum, mused, Orff, Uncategorized

    In my previous post Vision for Music Education I laid out my argument for what I see as the purpose of music education, and did so in the context of the new draft national music standards. After reading other blogs, comments here, and the ongoing facebook and twitter conversations surrounding the drafts, I feel the […]

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  • Busy Fall!!!

    Posted on October 29, 2011 by in mused, Orff

    This fall has been one of the busiest and most rewarding of my professional career. At school (Price Lab/NU), I had three concerts this month (3-5, 6-8, & 9-12), took two students through the All-State audition procedure (one was recalled, one accepted), helped the sixth grade and fifth grade write a rap and a song […]

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