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Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

<i>Photo by Eric Delmar, Wikipedia Commons</i><p>Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that's …

9 Things to Do Before Closing the Band Hall Doors for Summer

Talk to your students about summer band camps they can attend. Get them excited with a band camp launch day.<br>.<p>Promote summer private lessons<b>.</b> <br>.<p>Make …

What Makes the 'Star Wars' Theme So Epic? John Williams' Legendary Theme, Deconstructed

Celebrate 'May the 4th Be With You' with a deep-dive into this carefully constructed masterpiece.<p>returned to our lives in 2015 with the fantastic …

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

The iPad in Music Education

<i>the iPad allows the savvy educator to establish critical learning pathways that focus on musical intelligence rather than on the rote acquisition of</i> …

We are 11 days away from the Biggest Loser finale! In honor of being 11 days away, Bob Harper created a special workout that also counts down from the number 11! #BLCountdown

Rehearsal Activity: Giving Students a Voice in Choosing What They Want to Play

Over the years, I have often allowed my students choose a piece of music to perform. It really has never been anything formal, a simple hand vote is …

All the Recipes You Need for a Killer Thanksgiving Dinner

It's officially Thanksgiving crunch time. Deep breaths, no need to panic. We've got you covered with menus, planning tips, and shopping lists; taste tests of Thanksgiving supermarket staples; and plenty of features to peruse while the turkey's in the oven. But most of all, what we've got in true …

6 Tips for More Effective Concert Programs

School music concerts are <i>the</i> opportunity to showcase your students' hard work and musical skills. However, it is also an opportunity to educate your …

Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works

The following is an edited excerpt from my book on middle schoolers: 'Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers. The chapter goes …