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The Process of Practicing

October 9, 2015

“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 our students?

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Meet Your New Rehearsal Assistant

September 12, 2014
Handheld Recorders

Any director, music teacher, or private instructor can tell you that it is impossible to get everything done during rehearsal time.  Especially with larger groups, picking up on every small mistake or weakness is far too tall an order.  Once that short rehearsal time is over, you are left wracking your brain trying to remember every important point your group needs to practice.  But it doesn’t have to be that hard.

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Repertoire – Choosing Quality Choral Music, Part 1

January 31, 2014

Of the responsibilities that music teachers have, perhaps one of the most challenging is that of finding and choosing quality repertoire.  With the amount of literature available for all types of ensembles, the task of selecting the best music for student ensembles has become somewhat daunting.  Not only do we need to keep the capabilities and interests of our students in mind, but also our audiences;  both parents and administrators alike!

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