Have you been struggling to get funding for your growing music program? Though schools and districts have the bulk of the responsibility for providing the needs of school music programs, often they fall short of the mark.
The success of getting our students to practice is very much in our hands. If we allude to practice subtly during the course of the lesson (when you practice what might you do next; what might be an interesting way to think about this…), if we represent practice in an interesting, engaging, and collaborative way (the Simultaneous Learning Practice Map is a good way forward here), and if we connect with practice at the start of the next lesson (how did your practice go?) … then gradually easing students into the practice process—the Simultaneous Learning Practice Cycle—has a really big chance of happening!