Music Education has a whimsical side to it. Music teachers and student musicians get to see the funny in class and rehearsals. Cello There takes all of this and puts it in one place where we can see a new set of Music Education Funnies every weekday by Gregory Pavliv and MusicTeachingGuru.com
When you need a piano for your music classroom, you can get one. And you can find one free. (More on that in my book available below). Anyway, often times when we hear the word "free" we think that it's a lie. Truth is, finding a free piano isn't like looking for a needle in a haystack. It's like looking for a haystack in a field of haystacks. There are PLENTY of free pianos out there! You just have to find the right one.
I am super excited to announce that my “Music Teacher’s Guide to Finding a Free Piano” will be available on November 7th on Kindle via Amazon.com! We don’t realize how many free pianos are out there just waiting to find a good home (or a good school). Pianos are typically made so incredibly well that they are virtually timeless. A single piano can be passed on for three or four generations. (And I know this from experience.)
5. Power in numbers: There are over a quarter million music teachers in the United States, alone. And each of us work on our individual islands or an island that has a few teachers from our school district. Imagine what we could accomplish if we shared ideas and helped each other refine our craft. We have dedicated area on our website for certified members to have that discussion.
There was yet another story in the news about yet another Board of Education eliminating a music teacher and their program (you can read the original article here). The story tells of how a music teacher over the period of one year made significant changes to students' lives.
Parents and students both spoke out about how the woman's program developed their self-confidence, made them love school and how that one class period became their favorite class. They even recounted how this MUSIC teacher was able to increase the memorization skills of the students. The Board, of course, did and said nothing...