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How to sing and perform better with spirit

“I almost never listen to music for my own enjoyment…”

A first lesson on piano

Within three minutes of a first lesson, our beginning students learn a song.  The song is really...

How To Be A Better Music Teacher Part 3

So in my last two posts, we've discussed some ideas for becoming a better music teacher.

In the...

How To Be A Better Music Teacher Part 2

Ever tried to interview and hire a music teacher?

Recently, I combed through hundreds of resumes...

How to Encourage Focus in Yourself and Your Students

How To Be A Better Music Teacher, (Part 1 of 3)

“Focus!  Focus!  Focus!”

Have you ever heard...

How To Use A Focus Window to Combat Overwhelm in Students

In the jungle that is music education, there lives a beast.  

A terrifying dragon that lurks...

How to get concepts to stick for music students

What cognitive disfluency teaches us?

I've been thinking about this for a while.

How To Know If Your Child's Music Lessons Are Backwards?

The Joy of Music

One of the best parts of my job as a music teacher is witnessing the pure joy...

Music Education And The Belief of "Control of Destiny"

As a parent, I have always wanted my son to have a music education.  It’s not that I want him to be...

How To Teach Music in The New Attention Economy

The Information Economy?

People sometimes say that we are living in the “information economy.”  I...