One of the areas needed to grow a music program is to understand the need to educate and communicate with the wider community about the excellent work you and your students are doing on a daily basis. But, very few colleges or universities teach music graduates how to successfully market their music programs or studios.
Delivering a music concert requires you to be focused on delivering the best creative performances as well as manage the logistics and smooth running of the event. In fact, when so many music teachers work alone, this is a massive amount of work by itself. So it is no wonder that we forget to plan what we are going to say until 5 minutes before the concert!
Every year, audiences all around the world sit in school halls to watch the annual winter concert. Yet very few people understand the massive commitment and workload that goes into present and creating school concerts.
Learning an instrument needs practice – no one would disagree with that. But, knowing how to practice effectively and efficiently to make good progress is a little more challenging.
Encouraging children to love music is easy but encouraging them to be brave and confident musicians is a skill to master.
“Why do I have to warm up?” is a question that I am asked by students frequently.
If you enter the teaching profession as a musician then there is a good chance you will have to teach some general music classes and not just your own specialist instrument. For many this can seem a daunting prospect but truthfully you are better equipped than you can imagine! Having taught general music for nearlyContinue reading “How to be an Awesome General Music teacher!”
If you are starting a choir for the first time or not a confident vocalist – don’t worry! These 10 tips will help you on your way to create a choir that everyone loves coming to!
In the 25 years I have been teaching secondary music finding good music teaching resources has always been a challenge.
I love music curriculum planning but it can be really hard work!