Professional Development

One of the challenges of being a band, orchestra, choir or general music teacher is how to manage everything in the classroom.
Within the mallet instrument family (marimba, orchestra bells, xylophone, vibraphone), the vibraphone or “vibes” is the newest member and the most unique.
Hello! My name is Aleah Fitzwater, and I am a licensed instrumental music educator. In this guest blog post, I want to share some tips on how to recruit, retain and captivate the students in your private lessons studio. Let’s go!
Music educators in rural settings face a unique set of challenges.
Mark Mallman is a Minneapolis-based songwriter, composer and performer. He’s written music for TV, has released eight albums, and his epic work, “Marathon III,” went on for 78 hours and spanned 576 pages of lyrics.
Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas, opened in 2008 as the seventh comprehensive high school in the North East Independent School District (NEISD).
After two years of teaching elementary general music, I was ready for a change, so I applied to a music education master’s program and for more band jobs.
Imagine training as a music educator while you’re still a senior in high school.
Music teachers are unique individuals, but they often share a few common traits.
In less than three weeks, the Ralls County R-II School District in Center, Missouri, more than doubled its beginning band program.

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