Episodes

May 16, 2019

48-How to put on an end of the year talent show

In this episode, we'll explore exactly you need to know about putting on a talent show. If you've never put on a talent show bef…

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May 9, 2019

47-How to use the Orff-Schulwerk approach with Erin Elliott

Today, I'm interviewing Erin Elliott, who breaks down the steps she takes to teach Orff-Schulwerk in her classroom. In this episo…

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May 2, 2019

46-Dealing with stress and anxiety in your teaching and home life

In this episode, I'm going to be super honest and real with you. Anxiety is something I've suffered with for years and I want to…

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April 25, 2019

45-Ways to use keyboards in your music classroom

In this episode, I'll explain 3 simple ways you can use keyboards in your music classroom. We'll discuss, how to use them in cen…

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April 18, 2019

44-Teaching music with a limited budget and pursuing a graduate degre…

I’m so excited about today’s guest Stacey Garrepy. Shes in her 3rd year of teaching elementary music at a Classical Christian sc…

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April 11, 2019

43-What to do during testing week in music class

In this episode, we're going to talk about what to do with your students in the music room during testing week. You'll learn eff…

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April 4, 2019

42-How to bring your musicianship into your classroom

In episode 41, we talked about the importance of not losing your musicianship. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how…

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March 27, 2019

41-Why you shouldn't lose the musician side of who you are

In this episode, we're going to have an honest conversation about why you shouldn't lose your musicianship. You're so busy as a …

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March 20, 2019

40-How to advocate for music education in Music in Our Schools Month

In this episode, we'll discuss ways to advocate for your music program during Music in our Schools Month. Some ways to advocate …

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March 14, 2019

39-Mentorship for the elementary music teacher with Elisa Jansen Jones

In this episode, Elisa Jansen Jones and I discuss mentorship for elementary music teacher's. Mentorship is usually just thought …

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March 7, 2019

38-4 ways to deal with music teacher burnout

In this episode, we'll discuss 4 ways to deal with music teacher burnout. You feel like you’re like the little engine that could…

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March 4, 2019

37-How to celebrate Mardi Gras in the music room

In this episode, we'll explore ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in the music room. Ideas were shared from this blog post. I'd love f…

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Feb. 13, 2019

36-I'm a music teacher, what's your super power?

In this episode, we'll talk about the super powers you have as a music teacher. You may have hard days, but each day you get to …

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Feb. 6, 2019

35-Forming a sense of community in your classroom with this Valentine…

In this episode, we'll talk about an easy Valentine's Day activity, how to keep it simple with your lower elementary kiddos, a rh…

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Jan. 28, 2019

34-Simple yet effective ways to plan and implement programs

This episode originally aired on this Facebook Live. In this episode, we'll discuss ways you can plan, pick out, and implement pr…

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Jan. 22, 2019

33-How to apply the words of Martin Luther King to your teaching

In this episode, we'll discuss my absolute favorite Martin Luther King quotes and how you can apply his words to your life and te…

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Jan. 17, 2019

32-How to celebrate Black History month in the music room

In this episode, we'll talk about ways you can celebrate black history month in the music classroom. The Facebook Live I did wher…

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Jan. 10, 2019

31-How to get back into the swing of things after break

In this podcast episode, we'll explore ways you can find your motivation as you head back to school after Winter break. I'd love …

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Jan. 2, 2019

30-My top 5 podcast episodes from 2018

In this episode, I share my 5 favorite episodes from 2018. You can also read "My Top 10 Music Education Blog Posts" here... ww…

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Dec. 19, 2018

29-Ways teachers can really relax over Winter break

In this episode, we'll discuss how you can really relax over Winter break. It's so hard to leave work at work and to "turn your b…

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Nov. 26, 2018

28-5 reasons I'm thankful for music education

In this episode, I'm going to share 5 reasons I'm thankful for music education. I'll discuss: 1. How music helps students explore…

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Nov. 15, 2018

27-5 things I'm thankful for this year

In this episode, I want to talk about 5 things I'm thankful for. This episode is a little different, because I break away from th…

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Nov. 8, 2018

26-The importance of teaching music from other cultures

In this episode, we'll talk about why teaching your students music from other countries and cultures is so important and ways to …

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Nov. 1, 2018

25-Tips for simplifying lesson planning- part 2

In this episode, we'll discuss: -how to keep planning and teaching the lesson simple when you're just starting out -ways to keep …

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