Group Lessons: Planning Curriculum

Earlier this month, I shared a post about the administrative side of my group lesson program that focused on how I structure and schedule groups.  In this follow-up post, I’d like to share a little more about the teaching side of groups – what a typical group lesson includes, and ideas for adapting group activities to accommodate students of varying levels.      Group Lesson … Continue reading

Review: PractizPal Metronome

Every summer I look forward to the opportunity to dig in and really get to know all of the new music, apps and resources that accumulate in my studio during the year. With all of the new technology and resources that are constantly becoming available, it’s an exciting time to be a music teacher! This fun new addition to my shelf has been attracting a … Continue reading

The Most Unusual Item in My Studio

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Kansas Music Teachers Association’s annual summer conference.   At our first lunch session, we were given discussion prompts to encourage conversation with colleagues at our tables.   One topic was particularly fun, so I thought I’d share it here:   What is the most useful or unusual item in your studio? Most of … Continue reading