Why Parents Need to Know What Great Music Teaching “Looks” Like

On any given day, one can scroll down Facebook and see inspiring memes and articles about the benefits of music education.  Articles sprout up in major newspapers about the benefits of a STEAM education (Science, Technology, English, ARTS, Math) vs. STEM.   But all said and done, and much like any other subject, music education only has the magical benefits we all read about when it is taught masterfully.  And most […]

 

Why Students Really Quit Their Musical Instrument (and How Parents Can Prevent It)

Every year almost 100% of public school students begin an instrument though their school’s music program (if a program exists).  One or two years later, more than 50% of students quit; unable to enjoy all that music education has to offer for the rest of their K-12 schooling, if not beyond. During my time as an educator and administrator, parents and students have shared with me several reasons why the […]

 

3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument

Hopefully your child will begin a musical instrument through their school music program.  If so, when they bring home their instrument for the first time, it is more than just an exciting day… …It is an opportunity… …Perhaps one of the greatest opportunities in your child’s life thus far. If you are like me, you want your kid(s) to complete their K-12 education with far more than factual knowledge and an ability […]