Each Friday on this blog, I will share some of my favorite finds from the past week. I absorb a lot of content in Feedly so I’m looking forward to helping you as busy teachers see what’s worth checking out! You will find anything from teaching articles, podcasts, music news, recipes, favorite pieces, and more. I promise to try to keep it at 10 items or less!
Just this week I was talking to a mom on the phone about summer schedule, and she mentioned that their daughter had been practicing like crazy that week WITHOUT BEING ASKED, and they were thrilled. Here’s an idea for an “I caught you practicing without being asked” studio photo tree. Brilliant! This is going into my toolbox for a monthly challenge next year!
What None of Us Has by Elissa Milne.
“Effective, artistic performances have dynamics, balance, and breath. If we do not teach those elements as basic to music-making, we fail to educate our students artistically.” – Marvin Blickenstaff
“Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” – Roger Ebert
Have a lovely weekend! We’re going camping with my husband’s family and smoking two huge pork butt’s at the campground in our smoker for father’s day. Everyone’s going to hate us!