Articles Tagged As student growth

Help Your Students Discover the “Why” in Music

While it’s important for students to recognize dynamic and expression markings, it’s more important that they understand why those markings are there.

5 Student-Led Recruitment Strategies That Work!

It takes an all-inclusive and eclectic approach to recruit and retain students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. I believe that it starts with building authentic relationships and establishing trust. Before my work in higher education, I was a middle school and high school band director in Title I schools for 10 years. […]

Build Teamwork with Drum Circles

Use drum circles to improve musical skills, develop student leaders, and showcase fun and camaraderie. 

Add These 3 Exercises to Your Percussion Practice Sessions

As a percussionist, there are three things that we should always work on — reading, rolls and ear/listening. I know it is naive to believe that these are the only things to work on, but if you can continue to improve in these areas, you will be more prepared for the future. Student performers tend […]

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