Music Ed Mentor Podcast #007: Marketing Your Music Program

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #007: Marketing Your Music Program

Marketing your music program can help make sure that parents and administrators can see the value of your program, build community relationships (including with local businesses), and improve your fundraising efforts. Whether your motivation is to show everyone why music education matters, or to simply improve your relationship with your administration, marketing is a vital part of your role.

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #005: 10 Ways to Make Your Administrator Love You

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #005: 10 Ways to Make Your Administrator Love You

In a recent poll, only 50% of music teachers responded that they feel supported by their administration. But relationships are always two-way streets. As educators, we can (and should) take the initiative to improve, nurture, and maintain great relationships with our administrators.

I promise you, it can be done, even if you’re convinced that your principal is the most frustrating administrator of all time.

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #003: Equipment Inventory and Repair

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #003 Equipment Inventory and Repair

Maintaining your equipment and school instruments is critical to the long-term success of your program. Whether you teach band, orchestra, or choir, having a plan to repair and replace classroom equipment makes it easier to secure funding and plan ahead so that you aren’t stuck needing a repair the week of the concert.

Introducing the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, #001

Introducing the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, #001

What do you wish you’d known before you became a music teacher?

You probably have more than one answer. You might think of those topics you still consider a challenge, obstacles you’ve worked hard to overcome, or issues that you know that other teachers are still struggling with.