I have been a piano teacher since I was 15 years old. Safe to say that my first students had to deal with my teething problems. But thankfully when I graduated school and moved, they graduated me, and got the variety we all need for a good music education. One of the regrets I have…
Technology and music
What is the place of technology in our music classrooms? Well, it has to be included. That’s not really worth discussing any more.
Music Lessons and Planning
It’s time that we talked about effective planning.
Exhaustion and education
It’s that time of year. Where all teachers, including music educators, start to slowly wilt, declaring that we need a holiday. Desperately.
It’s not always about the finished product, but it is always about the learning. How do music games help us keep our focus?
Who is your music classroom for?
How do we create effective music teaching classrooms?
Independence in classroom music
How do I encourage independence in classroom music lessons, when students cannot move on without my input?
Meaningful goals in music lessons
Music lessons left me feeling demoralised for years. Not because I wasn’t good enough; but because I just didn’t know what was expected.
Music teaching and work boundaries
How do we keep good work boundaries, when as instrumental music teachers most work happens in our own home?
Reinvent the wheel?
In a composition masterclass, I heard some feedback. That feedback taught me something about music education that everyone should know.