Introducing My Library

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Performance planning is rarely the highlight of any music director’s season. Designing your concert may be enjoyable in itself, but the stress that comes with finding the right music, keeping track of what you have and haven’t reviewed, and deciding …

Teaching Concert Etiquette

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One of the most frustrating experiences a music teacher or director can have is a concert audience that is disrespectful.  Whether it is cell phones ringing during the performance, shouts from family members to their children on stage, slamming doors …

The Process of Practicing

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

— Abraham Lincoln

 

“Now, go home and practice!”  How many times have we as music teachers voiced those words to …