Episodes

Oct. 30, 2019

72- Restorative behavior management and equity in music education wit…

This episode with Elizabeth Caldwell is all about restorative behavior management and equity in music education. I love this co…

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Oct. 23, 2019

71- How to be a more purposeful, sequential, and joyful music teacher…

I'm so excited about today's episode where Anne Mileski talks about how you can be a more purposeful, sequential, and joyful musi…

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Oct. 16, 2019

70- 4 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in the Music Room

In this episode, I'll talk about 4 ways you can celebrate Halloween in the music room with your students. 1. Have a Halloween we…

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Oct. 10, 2019

69- Aimee Pfitzner on using the Orff approach with singing games and …

This episode with Aimee Pfitzner is about how to use the Orff approach when it comes to doing singing games and body percussion i…

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Oct. 3, 2019

68- Why Teaching Music in Year Three Is the Best

In this episode, we'll explore how getting to year 3 and moving past that 1st and even 2nd year of teaching is so great! Year 3 i…

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Sept. 26, 2019

67- How to transition from teaching classroom music to a private teac…

In this episode, Jessica Dutton and I have a discussion about how it's ok to shift from teaching classroom music to something els…

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Sept. 19, 2019

66- Juggling Being a Parent and a Music Teacher

Juggling being a parent and a teacher is not easy. In college, there's not a course that tells you "one day you'll be a parent a…

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Sept. 12, 2019

65- 10 Things Music Teachers Really Think During Staff Meetings

In this episode, I'm sharing 10 things that music teachers really think during staff meetings. You might be able to relate to on…

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Sept. 5, 2019

64- Marketing and technology advice for music teachers with Megan Kuh…

Megan Kuhar is a Marketing Technology Coach with many titles: entrepreneur, videographer, podcast producer, audio engineer, educa…

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Aug. 29, 2019

63- Setting up your music classroom

In this episode, we'll go over simple strategies to set your music classroom up for success. Whether you teach on a cart, have a…

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Aug. 22, 2019

62- Teaching music in a large Title 1 school with Audrey Jones

In this episode, Audrey Jones and I have a discussion about what it's like to teach in a large, Title 1 school. You'll discover …

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Aug. 14, 2019

61- How to build relationships with your students as the music teacher

In this episode, we're going to talk about how to build relationships with your students as the music teacher. It can be overwhe…

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Aug. 8, 2019

60-Composing with technology and pitched percussion ensembles with Ju…

In this episode, Justin Griffith and I talk about teaching composing to your students, how to use technology, even if you don't h…

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July 30, 2019

59-Hear why 3 elementary music teachers joined HARMONY

In this episode, 3 teachers share their stories of how they became an elementary music teacher and how joining the HARMONY member…

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July 25, 2019

58-Work-Home Life Balance Tips

Are you struggling to find a work-home life balance you so desperately need as an elementary music teacher? In this episode, I'm…

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July 18, 2019

57- Starting the school year off with success

How can you start the school year off with success? What are ways you can reflect on last school year and adapt things to work f…

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July 11, 2019

56-David Row shares about Orff, centers, puppets, and books

I'm so excited about today's episode with David Row. We're discussing a little bit of everything pertaining to Orff, centers, pu…

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July 4, 2019

55-10 of the best Patriotic songs for elementary students

It's 4th of July, which means it's America's birthday. So, what better way to celebrate than by sharing 10 of my favorite Patrio…

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June 27, 2019

54-A few of my favorite elementary music teaching resources

In episode 52, we discussed how to go about choosing teaching resources to use in your own unique classroom. But today, I want t…

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June 20, 2019

53-Routines and classroom management with Jane Marsilio

Today's episode is a guest interview with Jane Marsilio from sillyomusic.com . I'm so excited about this episode, because we're …

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June 13, 2019

52-Music teaching resources- how to choose what to use

In this episode, we're going to talk about how to choose music resources to teach when there's so much out there! It can get so …

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June 6, 2019

51-How to deal with the "It must be nice to get summers off" statement

In this episode, we're going to talk about how to address the "it must be nice to get summers off" statement. Even if you've nev…

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May 30, 2019

50-Music Literacy with Kristen Pugliese

In this episode, Kristen and I will discuss music literacy. She has some amazing advice and insights when it comes to helping k…

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May 23, 2019

49-How to prepare your music classroom for summer

In this episode, we'll discuss easy ways to prepare your music classroom for summer. You'll learn how to store your instruments,…

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