Magic Formulas for Teaching Dynamics

  Have trouble getting your groups to play dynamics effectively?  Use these magic formulas and you will get almost instant results!  Read more about teaching dynamics below.  Meanwhile, purchase this poster for your music classroom! Posters are in high quality … Read More

Music Sign-Out Sheets and Music Collection

It took me a few years to streamline my system of signing out and collecting the many, many pieces of music that we go through every year.  My first few years of teaching, I didn’t even even bother signing out … Read More

What Music Students Learn in Just Four Months

When people, as they often do, ask music teachers about how learning music benefits students, it is sometimes difficult to articulate. I often find myself tongue-tied because of the sheer magnitude of the subject. There are so many aspects to … Read More

Are You Using SmartMusicTeacher YouTube Videos?

  In case you haven’t noticed yet, SmartMusicTeacher has a YouTube Channel with (at this moment) over 50 videos that are free for you to use with your violin, viola, cello and bass students.  And boy, did the videos come … Read More

Why Music Education Matters: Words from a Student

Do you often wonder what students are really gaining from learning music?  I think many of us have a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to music education because the benefits are less tangible compared to subjects such … Read More

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