Episodes

May 25, 2022

204- Let Your Summer Be YOUR Summer

This summer, I want you to focus on letting it be the summer that YOU need. Make no plans, make plans for fun, and then make plan…

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May 18, 2022

203- 3 Areas to Focus on as you Wrap up the School Year

While wrapping up the school year, there’s a lot of things to check off of your to do list. It can feel overwhelming while thinki…

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May 11, 2022

202- Technology Tips and Tricks with Katie Wardrobe

Technology is something we all use in our every day lives. There are so many different ways to use technology for yourself and yo…

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May 4, 2022

201- Musical Play in the Music Room with Tina Arenas

We're creative people, and in fact, we were created to be creative. Part of reaching into that creativity is by using musical pla…

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April 27, 2022

200- Celebrating the 200th Episode with Jessica Grant Interviewing Me!

Today, we're celebrating episode 200! I honestly can't believe that we're this far into the podcast friend. On this episode, you'…

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April 20, 2022

199- 4 Ways to Reframe Negative Thoughts About Teaching

Teaching isn't always going to be sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it's easy to get caught up in what I call the negative thought …

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April 13, 2022

198- Being a Music Teacher and an Entrepreneur with Bree Noble and Ka…

Maybe you're teaching, but you want to dive into being an entrepreneur as well. This episode with Bree Noble and Katie Zaccardi g…

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April 6, 2022

197- Bringing Popular Music into the Music Classroom

On a day you played one of your classes favorite songs, did you see their faces light up with excitement? Have you ever stopped t…

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March 30, 2022

196- 4 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money as a Teacher

Maybe you want to make extra money as a teacher, but you don’t know where to start. There are truly so many awesome ideas availab…

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March 23, 2022

195- Mental Health in Life and Teaching with Lauren Marcinkowski

This episode goes deep into mental health in both your teaching and home life. Mental health isn't something to take lightly, and…

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March 16, 2022

194- How to Teach Elementary Music without Enough Instruments

It's tough to teach music without enough instruments. But, it's not impossible. I started my elementary music teaching career wit…

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March 9, 2022

193- Building a Sense of Belonging in the Music Room with Dr. Missy S…

This episode is all about helping students find a sense of belonging in the music room. Once teachers develop an empathy based ap…

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March 2, 2022

192- Assessment in Elementary Music

Assessment in elementary music is something that can be a bit tricky. Unlike a general classroom where formative assessments are …

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Feb. 23, 2022

191- Building a Music Program from the Ground Up with Natassia Perrine

One day, you might find yourself at a school where you're responsible for building the music program from the ground up. This wa…

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Feb. 16, 2022

190- Organization Tips to Balance your Work and Life

It’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed as you’re juggling everything in your teaching and home life. It’s a lot to handle a…

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Feb. 9, 2022

189- Literacy and Music Education with Vicky Weber

Bringing literacy into the music room is so important. But, sometimes music teachers can feel stuck in knowing how exactly to do…

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Feb. 2, 2022

188- Trusting your Intuition

What exactly does it mean to trust your intuition when it comes to teaching music? It means that a lot of the times, you already…

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Jan. 26, 2022

187- Bringing Guests Artists into Your Music Room with Allison Russo

Bringing guest teaching artists into your music classroom might be something you've thought about doing before, but you're just n…

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Jan. 19, 2022

186- 45 Minute Class Period Break Down

In a 45 minute class period, it's easy to feel stuck when trying to figure out what to do with your students throughout the class…

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Jan. 12, 2022

185- Teaching Music on a Cart with Amy Walworth

Teaching on a cart is something many music teachers find themselves doing at one point in their career. There are a lot of quest…

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Jan. 5, 2022

184- Recapping the Podcast in 2021

Every year, I do a recap episode to reflect back on the episodes recorded and to share some of my favorite moments. 2021 was a f…

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Dec. 29, 2021

183-4 Guiding Questions to Help You Create a Mission Statement

What is a mission statement and why do you need one as a music teacher? When you do goal setting and really strive to reach thos…

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Dec. 22, 2021

182- 5 Steps for Finding Renewal as a Music Teacher

In this episode, I want to give you 5 steps that will help you to find renewal before you head back to school after Winter break.…

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Dec. 15, 2021

181- Being an Empowered Educator with Jen Rafferty

Being an empowered educator means that you notice how you're feeling, and are therefore able to take a deep breath and focus. A …

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