Music Education

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There are several strategies that can be used to support teachers in differentiating instruction through music: Using a variety of musical styles and genres: This allows for students with different interests and backgrounds to connect with the material. For example, a teacher might incorporate different styles of music like classical, jazz, rock, or hip-hop into …

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Choosing School Holiday Music at Christmas Time

Choosing school holiday music at Christmas time can be a challenge.  The answer is not to avoid all religious music in an attempt to avoid “offending” anyone.  This approach is clearly a disservice to all students. Rather, teaching music from all cultures and religions at Christmas time is academically appropriate and important for several reasons. …

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Top 7 Things Parents Can Do to Encourage Home Music Practice

Top 7 Things Parents Can Do to Encourage Home Music Practice Here are some things that parents can do to encourage their children to practice music regularly: Set aside a specific time each day for practice, and make sure to stick to it. This will help establish a regular practice routine and make it easier …

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Five Common Mistakes Parents and Kids Make When Choosing an Instrument to Learn

  What are five common mistakes parents and kids make when choosing an instrument to learn?   When choosing an instrument for a child to learn, both parents and children can make mistakes. Here are five common mistakes to avoid:   Choosing an instrument that is too difficult for the child’s skill level. This can …

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