March Blogroll

| April 10, 2011

Tim Beadle

Sousa’s Lament: Tim describes the inescapable fact that music education is a changing field and talks about his own philosophy of an all-encompassing music classroom.

Joe Fusca

The Show Must Go On: Joe describes using technologies, ones that are often taken for granted, to help build enthusiasm and comfort in an 8th grade class.
Just an Ideal: Joe talks about his ideal job, classroom, and curriculum as a high school music technology teacher.
Instrumental Performance and Ease of Use: After compare/contrasting the learning curves involved in learning a traditional instrument versus an electronic instrument, Joe questions where and how the two approaches can meet in the educational setting.
iPad: Hands On: Joe is very excited about GarageBand on his iPad2, especially the Smart Instruments.

Dewey Golkin

Confidentiality: Dewey discusses the need to be sensitive when asking a student to play or display their work in front of a class.
Web 2.0 Project: Dewey shares a website he is developing to serve as a network for harpists.
Ableton Hive: Dewey shares his first thoughts on the software Ableton Live.

Eric Hunter

The King’s Speech: Eric writes positively about the Oscar-winning movie and draws parallels between the teaching in the film and his own teaching.
Teaching Popular Music: Eric shares his own thoughts about teaching popular music, this time in the applied music studio.

Chris Inniss

YOU CAN SING!!: Chris talks about an encounter he had with a friend who described themselves as unable to sing. What can the music educator do to boost confidence and use criticism constructively?
Studio Time: Chris draws parallels between working with a musician in a studio and working one-on-one in a teaching situation. How does anxiety influence either setting?

Brigid Moran

Technology’s Effect on Music Education: Brigid discusses her belief that everyone has the capacity to make music and that this is the result of technology leveling the playing field between the traditional and nontraditional music learner.
Music and the Brain: ┬áBrigid recommends Daniel Levitin’s “This is Your Brain on Music” to all music educators.
“Glee” and its Portrayal of Music Education: ┬áBrigid discusses the many ways in which Glee fails to accurately portray a typical music education setting, while still appreciating how it brings music participation to the forefront of American culture.