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 […]

 

How Parents Can “Reboot” Their Child’s Interest in Playing a Musical Instrument After Taking Summer Off

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 Beginning-of-Year Welcome Letter to New Music Parents

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 […]

 

7 Easy Things Parents Can Do Right Now to Extend Their Child’s Musical Life

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 […]

 

An End-of-Year Letter to New Music Parents

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 […]

 

Retaining Low Brass Students

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 […]