July 8, 2018

Thanks to D'Addario for asking me to write this article for their Education Collective!  Read it here.


July 8, 2018

​​Many thanks to D'Addario Education Collective for publishing this article!

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April 13, 2018

Many thanks to D'Addario for publishing my article.  Click here to read it.  

April 13, 2018

Many thanks to the D'Addario Education Collective for publishing my article.  You can read it here.  

January 8, 2018

Many thanks to D'Addario for publishing my article about the many life skills that students learn in our music classrooms.  Click here to read it.

December 10, 2017

Many thanks to SmartMusic for publishing this article!  You can read it here!


August 10, 2017

One of the universal truths about teaching, regardless of the grade level, content area or type of school, is that there are never, EVER enough hours in the day to get everything completed.

Because I'm always feeling crunched for time, there isn't much that makes me happier than when I discover something that saves minutes (or even hours) and allows me to focus more of my attention on the kids in my classroom.  

While some of the ideas here are quick and easy, others take a little investment of time on the front end. But...

April 4, 2017

Recruitment of beginning musicians is such an important process, but it can be overwhelming when you don't know where to begin. Staying organized is key to success.  If you are a "Type A" personality--  a person that is driven by a sense of order and attention to detail-- then you probably already know what I mean.  If not, well, it can't hurt to be a little more organized when it comes to recruitment.  After all, the future enrollment of your music program depends on doing this one thing really well. 


February 12, 2017

In the book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, young Harry, upon learning he is a wizard, is taken to Ollivander's Shop to purchase his magic wand.  After trying several without luck, one wand suddenly responds to his touch.  "Curious indeed how these things happen," Mr. Ollivander tells Harry. "The wand chooses the wizard, remember...I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter."

I believe the same to be true when it comes to choosing an instrument.  When a child is paired with the instrument that responds best to he...

January 28, 2017

Many thanks to NAfME for publishing my latest article.  You can find it here.

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