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Why should you disinfect your brass instruments?

In general, to avoid spreading diseases and to keep ourselves and students from getting reinfected. It’s smart to take extra measures to ensure we’re keeping ourselves as safe as we can. With that in mind, as musicians and educators, keeping our musical instruments clean and disinfected needs to become second nature.

 

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The daily life of a substitute teacher is ever-changing. Without the rapport of day-to-day interactions with students, you’re bound to be met with a range of experiences, from the well-behaved and delightful to the unruly and challenging.

 

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Join Mimi Zweig as she covers the harmonics that are commonly missed. Learn her  tips to make sure you don't miss these shifts, in four major rules you should follow.

 

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A merican philosopher John Dewey believed, “There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract.” He also said, “Art is the most effective mode of communications that exists.”

As a music teacher and instructor, you’re already helping students communicate via their string instruments. Now, taking that experience out of the classroom and into the real world via field trips is a valuable way to translate the isolated classroom experience into a realistic perspective.

 

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Join Mimi Zweig and learn the techniques around the Up and Down Bow Staccato. Get some helpful tips and master the Up and Down Bow Staccato for yourself!

 

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The spring semester can feel like an infinite haul for students – and even teachers. For most schools, the second “half” of the academic year is legitimately the longest period in terms of days-spent-in class. Plus, the spring semester offers far fewer breaks than its fall counterpart.

 

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Looking for a way to bring some innovative cheer to your holiday-themed musical lineup? Why not plan and choreograph a holiday flash mob?

This can be a fun change if you want to ditch the typical holiday concert series and a way to inspire new practice and performance styles for your students. Flash mobs are enjoyable for everyone who participate – as well as the audience – bringing a little of the extraordinary into the ordinary, day-to-day routine.

 

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Is there anything more universal than music? It comforts us when we’re sad, and we use it to celebrate in times of joy. Music helps us power through chores and long trips. For musicians, you don’t have to be a virtuoso to express yourself artistically through your instrument.

But did you know that while music nourishes the soul, it also sharpens the mind? That’s right. Music is not only good – it’s good for you!

 

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School is back in session. It can be exciting. It can also feel like you're about to start doing the same thing all over again.

Here are five music teaching strategies you can use that will challenge your students and you.

 

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Nurturing and supporting talented music students through high school, and then facilitating their launch to the best music school is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a music teacher. Deciding on which type of school to attend, and then which program is best for the individual student, can feel overwhelming to students and their parents.

 

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COVID-19 and Cleaning Your Brass Instruments

COVID-19 and Cleaning Your Brass Instruments

Why should you disinfect your brass instruments?

In general, to avoid spreading diseases and to keep ourselves and students from getting reinfected. It’s smart to take extra measures to ensure we’re keeping ourselves as safe as we can. With that in mind, as musicians and educators, keeping our musical instruments clean and disinfected needs to become second nature.

 

Read More

Classroom Tips for Substitute Music Teachers

Classroom Tips for Substitute Music Teachers

The daily life of a substitute teacher is ever-changing. Without the rapport of day-to-day interactions with students, you’re bound to be met with a range of experiences, from the well-behaved and delightful to the unruly and challenging.

 

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The Short Story Of Violin Shifts We Love to Miss But Shouldn't

The Short Story Of Violin Shifts We Love to Miss But Shouldn't

Join Mimi Zweig as she covers the harmonics that are commonly missed. Learn her  tips to make sure you don't miss these shifts, in four major rules you should follow.

 

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6 Great Ideas for Music Field Trips

6 Great Ideas for Music Field Trips

A merican philosopher John Dewey believed, “There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract.” He also said, “Art is the most effective mode of communications that exists.”

As a music teacher and instructor, you’re already helping students communicate via their string instruments. Now, taking that experience out of the classroom and into the real world via field trips is a valuable way to translate the isolated classroom experience into a realistic perspective.

 

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A Short Story About The Up and Down Bow Staccato For The Violin

A Short Story About The Up and Down Bow Staccato For The Violin

Join Mimi Zweig and learn the techniques around the Up and Down Bow Staccato. Get some helpful tips and master the Up and Down Bow Staccato for yourself!

 

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How to Spice Up Your Spring Student Performance Programs

How to Spice Up Your Spring Student Performance Programs

The spring semester can feel like an infinite haul for students – and even teachers. For most schools, the second “half” of the academic year is legitimately the longest period in terms of days-spent-in class. Plus, the spring semester offers far fewer breaks than its fall counterpart.

 

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Christmas Flash Mob Ideas for Music Teachers

Christmas Flash Mob Ideas for Music Teachers

Looking for a way to bring some innovative cheer to your holiday-themed musical lineup? Why not plan and choreograph a holiday flash mob?

This can be a fun change if you want to ditch the typical holiday concert series and a way to inspire new practice and performance styles for your students. Flash mobs are enjoyable for everyone who participate – as well as the audience – bringing a little of the extraordinary into the ordinary, day-to-day routine.

 

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Why Music Can Keep Your Mind Healthy

Why Music Can Keep Your Mind Healthy

Is there anything more universal than music? It comforts us when we’re sad, and we use it to celebrate in times of joy. Music helps us power through chores and long trips. For musicians, you don’t have to be a virtuoso to express yourself artistically through your instrument.

But did you know that while music nourishes the soul, it also sharpens the mind? That’s right. Music is not only good – it’s good for you!

 

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5 Top Music Teaching Strategies

5 Top Music Teaching Strategies

School is back in session. It can be exciting. It can also feel like you're about to start doing the same thing all over again.

Here are five music teaching strategies you can use that will challenge your students and you.

 

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Teacher’s Corner: How to Guide Your Gifted Students to the Best Music Schools

Teacher’s Corner: How to Guide Your Gifted Students to the Best Music Schools

Nurturing and supporting talented music students through high school, and then facilitating their launch to the best music school is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a music teacher. Deciding on which type of school to attend, and then which program is best for the individual student, can feel overwhelming to students and their parents.

 

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