Who are the best role models to share with students?

Welcome back to another edition of Music Teachers' Q and A - where Music Teachers all over the world help each other with ideas and resources for music Education. Today's question comes from Liz, and she writes: “I was just wondering if you would know of some amazing role model musicians and performers who my

2018-01-15T23:41:36+00:00By |8 Comments

The Importance of Music Lessons

Its time for another issue of Music Teachers' Q and A. In this episode we cover a very important issue: the importance of music lessons. Today's question came from Doug, from the USA, and he said: “I am a general music teacher who teaches 6,7,8 and high school students. My question is: How can

2023-09-23T07:50:56+00:00By |23 Comments

Ideas for teaching Piano to very young children

Most of these Q and A sessions so far have been around topics related to classroom music. However we know that a lot of people on our mailing list aren’t classroom teachers.. they are private studio teachers, teaching instruments like piano, guitar and wind instruments. That is why today's session is a little bit different,

2023-09-10T07:24:29+00:00By |27 Comments

Students with Special Needs in Music Class

Today's music teacher's Q and A session is on one of the biggest challenges facing music teachers today. When we asked for questions for these sessions earlier this year we expected a lot of questions on behavior management, classroom routines and technology issues, and that was pretty much what came. However, by FAR the single

2014-03-13T01:00:23+00:00By |7 Comments

Keeping a choir rehearsal on track

Do you teach Choir? Do you have trouble getting your rehearsals on track? Are your choristers 'chatty' during the warmup? How can we get our choirs on track and motivated from the very start of a rehearsal? These are questions which we are hoping to find a few answers in today's music Teachers Q and

2014-02-27T05:38:28+00:00By |19 Comments

What do you do if you have no funding available?

Today's discussion in Music Teacher's Q&A covers an extremely important area for just about any teacher: the issue of what to do when there is little or no funding available for new instruments or resources. The question came from Liz, in Colorado, USA, and she said: "Teaching the music class in low income schools can

2014-02-06T01:01:36+00:00By |13 Comments
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