What Makes a Music Teacher Great?

What makes any teacher great? This has been debated for a long time now. For years, people thought the number of students per teacher was the most important factor in learning. Then educators focused on the size of schools. Now, latest studies are showing thatRead more…

Getting the mix right of practical music and music theory in schools

This is a question that every music teacher faces – how much do you load students up with theoretical knowledge and how much do you just let them play? There has never been a subject in which the practical aspect is more important than inRead more…

New Handbook available for building strong music programs

Preservice and novice music teachers can now add a new, innovative resource to their teaching tools: “Building Strong Music Programs” by Charlene Ryan, published by MENC (National Association for Music Education) and Rowman & Littlefield Education. The handbook deals with a subject that many new music teachersRead more…