Re-Thinking Music Teacher Education and Classical Music’s Identity Crisis

If every kid were the same, they would all enjoy the same genre of music. Of course, we know that every kid is not the same but if the first sentence seems like it's obvious then why isn't it obvious in music programs around North America? The problem, as I see it, lies in the … Continue reading Re-Thinking Music Teacher Education and Classical Music’s Identity Crisis

Tech Ideas for Creative Musicking

Technology can sometimes complicate things but it can also make things much easier for everyone. I know that getting your learners to be creative and being creative yourself can be a challenge. As classically trained musicians, we tend to over-think improvising and composition but these are not as complex as we make them seem. Here … Continue reading Tech Ideas for Creative Musicking

In Response to: “The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)”

I saw this article surface itself in music teacher circles online again recently where it should have no legs to stand on. Unfortunately, there are still 'purists' that think putting down other forms of music and ways of musicking is how their musicking and teaching methods will somehow be validated when in fact, it ends … Continue reading In Response to: “The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)”

Phase 3: Ideas and Strategies for Marketing and Promoting a Self-Published Music Teacher Education Book

This post is the third in a series of posts on my journey with self-publishing. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Marketing and Promoting Your Book! The first need-to-know about marketing and promotion is this: It never ends! I was waiting until this phase of the process was "over" before I started writing about it … Continue reading Phase 3: Ideas and Strategies for Marketing and Promoting a Self-Published Music Teacher Education Book

10 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018 on Steve’s Music Room

Top 10 Blog Posts Happy Holiday Season and welcome in 2019! Here are my 10 most-read blog posts of 2018: 1. 7 Play and Movement-Based Springtime Activities for Kindergarten 2. The Word "Talent" and the Fixed Mindset 3. How to Set Up and Run Tour First Sound System for Live or From-Source Sound: Music Teacher … Continue reading 10 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018 on Steve’s Music Room