Welcome to the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, where we help music educators build, manage, and grow thriving school music programs and have long and happy careers. Our focus is sharing off-the-podium skills to help you be a more effective teacher.



About the Podcast

Simply graduating with a music education degree doesn’t make anyone 100% ready to jump into any situation in any music classroom. There’s a whole lot of learning that happens on the job. That’s why the Music Ed Mentor Podcast brings in experts from around the globe to help you continue your learning. They share practical experience on things like managing the finances of your program and how best to select repertoire. Perhaps even more importantly, they talk about “off-the podium” skills that can help you create a life you don’t need a vacation from.

While the podcast address a wide variety of topics, every episode includes practical and actionable tips to help music educators like you, both in and out of the classroom.

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About Elisa Janson Jones

An experienced K-8 classroom music educator, Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, manage, and grow thriving school music programs – and have long and happy careers. She puts both her bachelor of music and her master of business administration degrees to use helping music educators, nonprofits, and businesses around the world.

In addition to maintaining a private lesson studio and conducting her community band, Elisa is the host and producer of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, founder of the International Music Education Summit, and author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive.

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