As busy as we are, putting together a parent meeting – and thereby adding one more thing to the calendar – may seem like the last thing you want to do.
Sight reading can be stressful and intimidating. Often, we spend too little time on it to see meaningful results. With a plan in place and a mindset dedicated to developing sight-reading skills year-round, you can improve your ensemble’s musical literacy and build the confidence of the individual musicians.
Has your ensemble been chosen to perform at an MEA event or the Midwest Clinic? Congratulations! Anytime you get an opportunity to perform for an audience of fellow music educators, it is an extra honor.
Finalizing your contest or spring concert preparation can be busy and stressful. As you get closer to the big day – and time is running out – these last-minute tips can help ensure a successful performance.
I have been using SmartMusic in the classroom since the late 90’s. While SmartMusic has evolved and changed quite a bit over the past two decades one thing has remained constant – its ability to enhance and support what we do in the classroom.