Presenting at the International Music Education Summit in June 2018

Hey, so I've been asked to present at the 2018 International Music Education Summit to be held June 14 - 16 on a screen near you. It is a 100% online, 3-day music education conference geared toward you—the music educator who wants to go to an amazing international conference but can't due to time, money, and … Continue reading Presenting at the International Music Education Summit in June 2018

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5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Rock Band at Your School (Part 1)

Teaching rock bands in schools is a passion of mine. The kids really gravitate to it and can really impress me. They blow me away at every concert. The following is an excerpt from my soon-to-be published book called "Rock Coach" where I take you through how to set up and successfully teach a rock … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Rock Band at Your School (Part 1)

How to Get Your Students Writing Their Own Songs

Lately, at MCS we have been working on learning the guitar. Before this, we had done recorder and many of the students learned what C major scale and G major scales are. We were able to use words like “key” and “pitches,” and “steps.” Guitar started in January and students were working at their own … Continue reading How to Get Your Students Writing Their Own Songs