Cello There: The Funny Side of Music Education

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

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These online music trivia games for kids can be assigned as homework, completed in music class or used as part of a technology lab / computer lab class period. All are safe for school and most have links to additional quizzes. But as always, it’s always a good idea to test them yourself before unleashing your music students onto them.

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1. Cant Handel me right now

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1. Beethoven Meme

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[by Edward Droscher at RealMusicProduction.com] Starting a composition is a difficult task. Getting your inspirations, thinking creatively, applying your creative thoughts to your music and supplementing your ideas with additional composition are all difficult tasks to accomplish. For starters, your current state of mind will greatly affect the music you right - whether you feel angry, joyful or sad chances are your musical composition will in some way reflect this mood.

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Educating the parents of our children in the value of music education is equally important to the other educating we do in the the classroom. The value of music education is being questioned like never before. Once considered dispensable, music education is back on the agenda at school board meetings in many communities. But, getting a music education is an option available to all. If you're looking for a way to provide your child with a source of life-long joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment, childhood music education is an excellent first step.

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By Tiffany L. Love: A comprehensive music education begins early, in childhood. A music education must consist of not only repertoire knowledge, but theory, composition, history, and people. Professor Zoltan Kodaly, a Hungarian composer and teacher in the early 1900s, found that young Hungarian children were unaware of how to read and write music fluently, and also unaware of their musical heritage (Chosky, 1999). To know Hungary now, one would not know that this was the case in the 1900s. Hungary lives and breathes music.

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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.

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So where is the oddest place to find the Backstreet Boys? How about in a national article on the importance of music education! The Backstreet Boys state that, “Practicing music reinforces teamwork, communication skills, self-discipline, and creativity” (Why Music?). These qualities are all highly sought out in the workplace. Creativity, for example, is, “one of the top-five skills important for success in the workforce,” according to Lichtenberg, Woock, and Wright (Arts Education Partnership 5).Participation in music enhances a student’s creativeness.

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