Music Ed Mentor Podcast #027: Developing Student Leadership

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #027: Developing Student Leadership

Summer is a great time to contemplate ideas or strategies you may wish to implement next year. In this context, I’d encourage everyone to consider how they develop student leadership in their programs.

My guest this week is student leadership guru Duane Huff. While Duane’s focus is high school marching band, his insight on student leadership can benefit any band, orchestra, or choir program.

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #025: Google Tools for Music Teachers

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #025: Google Tools for Music Teachers

My guest for this episode is music technology guru and master educator Katie Wardrobe. Her Midnight Music website offers amazing resources for music educators including help with all things tech – from lesson plans to general advice.

I invited Katie to join me for this episode because she is a wizard with one of the most common pieces of classroom technology: Google Classroom.

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #020: Parent Booster Groups

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #020: Parent Booster Groups

I’m a huge fan of parent booster groups. They can really help promote your program, make fundraising easier, and engage your community. Joining me to talk about booster groups this week is Ryan Crabtree, president-elect of the Colorado Bandmasters Association. More importantly, however, Ryan is my daughter’s band director. Since I’m an active member of Ryan’s parent booster organization, you’ll also get some behind-the-scenes glimpses at how and why Ryan’s approach works so well.