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Capturing video recordings of your students’ recitals and performances is a great way to promote your program and identify teaching opportunities. Yet video recording a live performance isn’t necessarily the easiest project.  

 

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As a music instructor, you have a super-power: the ability to connect and hold space with students in an exceptional way. Your regular engagement with them, via a shared interest and passion - music - allows for deeper, more personal connections than offered by more traditional teacher-student relationships. Therefore, you're in prime position to notice when a student is being bullied and do something about it.

 

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By the time your music students graduate, you share a special bond. Together, you've spent countless hours around instruction, private lessons, rehearsals, and performances. You've seen them at their best – and their worst – and have helped to cultivate their love of music and good musicianship. And, as most teachers acknowledge, you've probably learned more from them than they could ever learn from you.

 

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Summer break is almost here! After nine hectic months focusing on your students, you get three lovely months to give to yourself. If you want to spend the summer relaxing at the beach to recharge – go ahead, you deserve it. However, you might want to spend some of the summer finding a new way to grow creatively or as a teacher. Here are our thoughts on meaningful ways you can do both.

 

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he delicate construct of string instruments - combined with the "living" qualities they have when it comes to expansion/contraction and their vulnerability to temperature fluctuations and humidity - make careful storage a necessity during seasonal breaks, especially for the long summer holiday.

 

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Can you imagine getting to play a duet with a hero celebrity string player? Or simply getting to be a part of their performance?

 

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A sing-along orchestra performance is a great way to gain community involvement for your show. Whether you want to boost donations or get an infusion of volunteers in your school, a sing-along provides parents and other children with a great way to engage with the orchestra that more classical music styles may not provide. Here are a few tips on putting together a sing-along with your orchestra that will really hit the mark.

 

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Nothing is as exciting or as nerve-wracking as a large, expectant audience. Students work so hard. Having that moment of applause from an enthusiastic crowd is a well-deserved payoff for all their efforts. That puts the pressure on you to make sure you get butts in those seats.

 

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Selecting music for a recital or performance is already a challenge. What’s appropriate to the students’ skill level? What will the audience enjoy? What creates a cohesive program?  Will I get fined?

 

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Resources for classrooms can be scarce. As a teacher, you know all too well what you’re spending out-of-pocket to improve your students’ educational experience. The urge to save some money by copying sheet music is understandable. Understandable, sure – but that doesn’t mean legal.

 

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Top 8 Easy Video Software Packages To Record A Performance

Top 8 Easy Video Software Packages To Record A Performance

Capturing video recordings of your students’ recitals and performances is a great way to promote your program and identify teaching opportunities. Yet video recording a live performance isn’t necessarily the easiest project.  

 

Read More

How To Identify If Your Music Students Are Being Bullied And What To Do About It

How To Identify If Your Music Students Are Being Bullied And What To Do About It

As a music instructor, you have a super-power: the ability to connect and hold space with students in an exceptional way. Your regular engagement with them, via a shared interest and passion - music - allows for deeper, more personal connections than offered by more traditional teacher-student relationships. Therefore, you're in prime position to notice when a student is being bullied and do something about it.

 

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7 Graduation Gifts For Your Students

7 Graduation Gifts For Your Students

By the time your music students graduate, you share a special bond. Together, you've spent countless hours around instruction, private lessons, rehearsals, and performances. You've seen them at their best – and their worst – and have helped to cultivate their love of music and good musicianship. And, as most teachers acknowledge, you've probably learned more from them than they could ever learn from you.

 

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15 Summer Music Experiences For Educators

15 Summer Music Experiences For Educators

Summer break is almost here! After nine hectic months focusing on your students, you get three lovely months to give to yourself. If you want to spend the summer relaxing at the beach to recharge – go ahead, you deserve it. However, you might want to spend some of the summer finding a new way to grow creatively or as a teacher. Here are our thoughts on meaningful ways you can do both.

 

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How To Store Your School Instruments Safely During The Summer

How To Store Your School Instruments Safely During The Summer

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he delicate construct of string instruments - combined with the "living" qualities they have when it comes to expansion/contraction and their vulnerability to temperature fluctuations and humidity - make careful storage a necessity during seasonal breaks, especially for the long summer holiday.

 

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How To Involve Your Audience In The Performance

How To Involve Your Audience In The Performance

Can you imagine getting to play a duet with a hero celebrity string player? Or simply getting to be a part of their performance?

 

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How To Create A Smashing Sing-Along With Your Orchestra

How To Create A Smashing Sing-Along With Your Orchestra

A sing-along orchestra performance is a great way to gain community involvement for your show. Whether you want to boost donations or get an infusion of volunteers in your school, a sing-along provides parents and other children with a great way to engage with the orchestra that more classical music styles may not provide. Here are a few tips on putting together a sing-along with your orchestra that will really hit the mark.

 

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7 Tips For Promoting Your Performance

7 Tips For Promoting Your Performance

Nothing is as exciting or as nerve-wracking as a large, expectant audience. Students work so hard. Having that moment of applause from an enthusiastic crowd is a well-deserved payoff for all their efforts. That puts the pressure on you to make sure you get butts in those seats.

 

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How To Handle Rights And Permissions Of Your Music For Performances

How To Handle Rights And Permissions Of Your Music For Performances

Selecting music for a recital or performance is already a challenge. What’s appropriate to the students’ skill level? What will the audience enjoy? What creates a cohesive program?  Will I get fined?

 

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The Ins And Outs Of Copying Sheet Music

The Ins And Outs Of Copying Sheet Music

Resources for classrooms can be scarce. As a teacher, you know all too well what you’re spending out-of-pocket to improve your students’ educational experience. The urge to save some money by copying sheet music is understandable. Understandable, sure – but that doesn’t mean legal.

 

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