How to Deal with Common Stressors

Being a music educator is a stressful job. Here are tips to deal with some common stress-inducing situations.

Zen, Qi Gong and Music

During the pandemic, an initiation into the Zen Buddhist community changed a music educator’s perspective of music-making and teaching.

Looking for new – or new to you – ideas? Check out these teaching tips.

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The ABCs of Classroom Management

These 26 tips will help you connect with your students and make your music class run smoother.

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Try this Creative Composition Activity

Ignite creativity with this lesson, which teaches composing and arranging as well as sight reading. 

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Practice Effectively: Go Slow to Go Fast

Help students play music at a high level with slow practice and gradual increases in music difficulty. 

ASTA, MEAs, MTNA and PASIC – find out about these and other conferences for music educators here.

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