Holiday Book Giveaway in Celebration of the Release of Rock Coach

It’s contest time again music teachers! Throughout the month of December, I will be giving away four signed copies of my book, “Rock Coach: A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in Schools.” If you would like the chance to win a free, signed copy of the book you must enter by using your Facebook … Continue reading Holiday Book Giveaway in Celebration of the Release of Rock Coach

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8 Ways to Simplify Rock Tunes for Your Students

Making rock music sound authentic with your student rock group can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some ways to simplify your rock tunes for your kids while still keeping the integrity of the song and the sound intact: Use simple versions of the main open chords for guitar. Don't use … Continue reading 8 Ways to Simplify Rock Tunes for Your Students

Rock Coach: A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in Schools is Now Available!

I am very pleased to announce the long-awaited launch of my first book designed for music teachers. Everything in it is made to be as practical as possible so that you can implement any of this in your classroom easily and effectively! Here is the write-up from the back of the book:  "Have you ever … Continue reading Rock Coach: A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in Schools is Now Available!

Presenting at RESONATE 2017 in Newfoundland

I was asked to do this a while ago but I just can't hold it in any longer!! At the end of October I will be travelling to St. John's, Newfoundland to deliver not one, not two, not even three, but four workshops at RESONATE 2017! Not only am I presenting a workshop on Rock Bands … Continue reading Presenting at RESONATE 2017 in Newfoundland

Writing and Self-Publishing a Music Teacher Education Book up to the Editing Stage

1. Types of publishing There are 3 main types of publishing: Traditional Publishing, Vanity Publishing, and Self-Publishing. Traditional publishing is when an author sends their manuscript to a big publishing house like Penguin Books or Scholastic and they decide whether your manuscript is worth publishing for them. Oxford University Press is a common publishing house … Continue reading Writing and Self-Publishing a Music Teacher Education Book up to the Editing Stage