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Teaching someone with a hearing impairment how to play an instrument is not oxymoronic. It's challenging. But there's no reason to cut off people in this community from the rewards of learning an instrument. None of us are Beethoven, so let's not make the mistake of thinking it requires genius to bridge the gap between playing music and hearing what's being played.

 

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When the student body takes their summer vacation, diligent music educators use the newly available time to update lesson plans and find new, inspiring sources for curriculum, activities, learning games, and technical classroom applications.

Summertime is study time for music educators. To that effort, we’ve curated this handy array of lesson plan resources as you continue developing your music lesson repertoire.

 

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Private lessons have a notably positive impact on a string musician's progress and ability. First and foremost, private lessons provide customized – and differentiated – instruction for the string player, ensuring s/he remains at the edge of the learning curve.

 

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Summer is the time to relax and get a much-needed break from the daily bustle of kids, parents, administrators, and programs.

 

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Forming personal connections is the Number One, best thing you can do as a music educator to bring out the best in your students. When students feel connected and seen by their teachers and mentors, they automatically invest more in their work.

 

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The picture of the typical student is someone young, anywhere from a toddler to college student. However, older adults are also often students. Whether it’s veterans, women's reentry or retirees who decided to learn to play the violin – adults of all ages become students on their own unique schedule.

 

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The holidays are exhausting. It seems everyone needs a little post-vacation vacation. Wrangling students back into attention and getting them motivated for the next semester can be a challenge. Here are five ways you can inspire your students to get focused and achieve great things before summer break.

 

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Looking for new and inventive ways to inspire – and deepen – your students’ experience? Some of the suggestions below are basic, and others are new and innovative, but all are cool tools that support music educators in their classrooms and music schools.

 

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As a music teacher, you’ll encounter everything from students who casually walk on stage, barely adhering to the concert dress code, and pull off magnificent performances to students so scared they tremble, get sick or flat-out refuse to perform altogether. Fortunately, there are things you can do to calm music students’ performance anxiety.

 

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‘Tis the holiday season to be sure, and that makes it an ideal time to host a holiday concert to raise funds for your music program. Raising funds, however, requires a positive difference between the amount of money you raise, and the money spent to give the concert in the first place.

 

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Techniques for Teaching Students That are Hearing Impaired

Techniques for Teaching Students That are Hearing Impaired

Teaching someone with a hearing impairment how to play an instrument is not oxymoronic. It's challenging. But there's no reason to cut off people in this community from the rewards of learning an instrument. None of us are Beethoven, so let's not make the mistake of thinking it requires genius to bridge the gap between playing music and hearing what's being played.

 

Read More

Music Lesson Planning Sources

Music Lesson Planning Sources

When the student body takes their summer vacation, diligent music educators use the newly available time to update lesson plans and find new, inspiring sources for curriculum, activities, learning games, and technical classroom applications.

Summertime is study time for music educators. To that effort, we’ve curated this handy array of lesson plan resources as you continue developing your music lesson repertoire.

 

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The Benefits of Private Music Lessons

The Benefits of Private Music Lessons

Private lessons have a notably positive impact on a string musician's progress and ability. First and foremost, private lessons provide customized – and differentiated – instruction for the string player, ensuring s/he remains at the edge of the learning curve.

 

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Summer 2019 Reading List for Music Educators

Summer 2019 Reading List for Music Educators

Summer is the time to relax and get a much-needed break from the daily bustle of kids, parents, administrators, and programs.

 

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Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Your Music Students

Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Your Music Students

Forming personal connections is the Number One, best thing you can do as a music educator to bring out the best in your students. When students feel connected and seen by their teachers and mentors, they automatically invest more in their work.

 

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How to Lead Mixed-Age String Groups

How to Lead Mixed-Age String Groups

The picture of the typical student is someone young, anywhere from a toddler to college student. However, older adults are also often students. Whether it’s veterans, women's reentry or retirees who decided to learn to play the violin – adults of all ages become students on their own unique schedule.

 

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Teacher's Corner: Inspiring Your Orchestra Students After A School Break

Teacher's Corner: Inspiring Your Orchestra Students After A School Break

The holidays are exhausting. It seems everyone needs a little post-vacation vacation. Wrangling students back into attention and getting them motivated for the next semester can be a challenge. Here are five ways you can inspire your students to get focused and achieve great things before summer break.

 

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5 Cool Tools For Music Educators In The Classroom

5 Cool Tools For Music Educators In The Classroom

Looking for new and inventive ways to inspire – and deepen – your students’ experience? Some of the suggestions below are basic, and others are new and innovative, but all are cool tools that support music educators in their classrooms and music schools.

 

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How To Calm Your Music Students’ Performance Anxiety

How To Calm Your Music Students’ Performance Anxiety

As a music teacher, you’ll encounter everything from students who casually walk on stage, barely adhering to the concert dress code, and pull off magnificent performances to students so scared they tremble, get sick or flat-out refuse to perform altogether. Fortunately, there are things you can do to calm music students’ performance anxiety.

 

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How To Give A Holiday Concert And Raise Funds

How To Give A Holiday Concert And Raise Funds

‘Tis the holiday season to be sure, and that makes it an ideal time to host a holiday concert to raise funds for your music program. Raising funds, however, requires a positive difference between the amount of money you raise, and the money spent to give the concert in the first place.

 

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