3 Reasons Why Now — More Than Ever — America Needs Music in its Schools

I walked into class this morning and wrote these remarkable words on the board. I said nothing about it. I didn’t draw attention to it in any way. I didn’t discuss it. I just wrote it on the board. It was the best thing I taught all week, and I didn’t say a word. “To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be as much as […]

 

Why Scheduling More Performances Will Save Your Child’s Musical Life (and Your Music Program)

I walked into class this morning and wrote these remarkable words on the board. I said nothing about it. I didn’t draw attention to it in any way. I didn’t discuss it. I just wrote it on the board. It was the best thing I taught all week, and I didn’t say a word. “To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be as much as […]

 

Are We Really Teaching Students to be Creative When We Teach the Arts in Schools?

I walked into class this morning and wrote these remarkable words on the board. I said nothing about it. I didn’t draw attention to it in any way. I didn’t discuss it. I just wrote it on the board. It was the best thing I taught all week, and I didn’t say a word. “To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be as much as […]

 

What Percentage of Students are “Meant” to be Playing a Musical Instrument in School?

I walked into class this morning and wrote these remarkable words on the board. I said nothing about it. I didn’t draw attention to it in any way. I didn’t discuss it. I just wrote it on the board. It was the best thing I taught all week, and I didn’t say a word. “To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be as much as […]

 

What Makes a Great Music Teacher?

I walked into class this morning and wrote these remarkable words on the board. I said nothing about it. I didn’t draw attention to it in any way. I didn’t discuss it. I just wrote it on the board. It was the best thing I taught all week, and I didn’t say a word. “To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be as much as […]

 

A Few Truths Parents Must Understand When Their Child Begins Playing a Musical Instrument

I walked into class this morning and wrote these remarkable words on the board. I said nothing about it. I didn’t draw attention to it in any way. I didn’t discuss it. I just wrote it on the board. It was the best thing I taught all week, and I didn’t say a word. “To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be as much as […]