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Olson, Catherine Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2010
They have worked as professional musicians, taught in several school districts, and even created a children's educational music video series, all while raising five kids of their own. But as they move into yet another chapter of their careers as music educators, Chuck and Mary Lynn McMichael are still crazy after all these years. Crazy about…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Teachers
Bailey, Briana – Teaching Music, 2007
Associating movement with specific musical concepts is a natural way for people to broaden their musical understanding. Kinesthetic exercises in the choral rehearsal strengthen vocal technique and musicianship skills and enhance artistic expression. This approach helps all types of learners because it focuses attention and promotes active…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Music Education, Singing, Kinesthetic Methods
Phillips, Kenneth H. – Teaching Music, 1996
Outlines 15 suggestions for preplanning and implementing choir tours. Briefly discusses; booking and travel agencies, options for financing, establishing educational objectives, parental permission forms, chaperons, housing, and performance apparel. Recommends planning a tour at least a year in advance. (MJP)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Applied Music, Choral Music, Cultural Activities
Rudgers, Gregory B. – Teaching Music, 1996
Addresses the question of how to infuse an artistic aesthetic into classroom music performance. Recommends using material that offers students an aesthetic opportunity yet remains within their intellectual and artistic grasp. Discusses types of compositions that meet these requirements and suggests some creative rehearsal techniques. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles
Gary, Charles – Teaching Music, 1996
Briefly summarizes a number of salient points outlined in, "The United States Copyright Law: A Guide for Music Educators." The book delineates the principles of fair use and copyright protection and how they relate to school and other music programs. Most school use falls under fair use. (MJP)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility
Zeiger, Albert – Teaching Music, 1996
Briefly expounds on tips for classroom management. These include stay calm and in control, ignore the behavior of disruptive students, meditate, maintain a positive atmosphere, enforce the rules, take necessary disciplinary action, be prepared, change when necessary, conduct an orientation period, and stress the importance of music. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Behavior Change, Class Activities, Classroom Communication
Thompson, Keith P. – Teaching Music, 1996
Outlines strategies for making school band concerts accessible to the visually, aurally, and mobility impaired, as well as to limited English speaking audiences. Recommends continuing these efforts in the production of programs and promotional materials. Discounts and transportation could be provided for elderly patrons. (MJP)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Applied Music, Bands (Music), Concerts
Ellis, Abby – Teaching Music, 1996
Presents an interview with Walter Turnbull, founder and conductor of Boys Choir of Harlem (New York). Turnbull discusses the origins of the choir and the positive affects it has had on its many participants. He also discusses the role of music in arts education and the importance of the arts in the curriculum. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black Education, Blacks, Choral Music, Community Support
Genevro, Bradley J. – Teaching Music, 1997
Addresses the age-old problem of getting students to play in tune and offers suggestions to correct this problem. Outlines three easy steps: (1) make students aware of existing problems, (2) let students correct these problems, and (3) teach students the idiosyncrasies of their instrument. Includes a list of problem notes. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Stinson, Christine – Teaching Music, 1997
Interviews the Canadian Brass, a quintet of classically trained musicians who combine a disciplined performance with comedic presentation. The musicians discuss their education, family influence, early careers, and the contribution they make to music education efforts in general. (MJP)
Descriptors: Brass Instruments, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities
Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Teaching Music, 1997
Profiles the activities of the International Society of Music Educators who, for more than 40 years, have served as a worldwide umbrella for music education from early childhood learners to the professional musician. Specifically discusses the program and presentations of 1996 world conference held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). (MJP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Organizations
Carlin, Joi – Teaching Music, 1996
Asserts that the traditional methods of assessment often fail to address the wide range of group and individual skills and processes of listening, performing, and creating that are involved in learning music. Identifies the various ways that videotaping can augment traditional performance assessment. Includes a checklist of things to do before you…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Menchaca, Louis A. – Teaching Music, 1995
Identifies several sets of criteria starting band directors can use to overcome common pitfalls. These include helpful hints on repertoire selection, rehearsal procedures, and setting realistic expectations. Concludes with a look at "the big picture," a list of suggested themes for concerts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Nolan, Evonne – Teaching Music, 1995
Considers the dilemma of the instrumental specialist suddenly forced to take over general music class instruction. Advises keeping an open and flexible attitude while realistically appraising the situation. Provides a list of helpful tips and the comments of instrumentalists who found the experience to be a positive one. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Riveire, Janine H. – Teaching Music, 1995
Maintains that string playing, rhythm, pitch, and tone quality are all dependent on the movement and coordination of the player. Presents a rhythmic focus lesson plan for students who need improvement in rhythm skills. Includes a lesson plan diagram and suggested teacher resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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