Educator Resources

Why You Should Take Online Music Lessons with Music & Arts

Across the country, many families are working remotely, homeschooling their children, honoring stay at home orders and social distancing – what better way to provide engaging educational opportunities than through online music…

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Educators

If you’re the type to make New Year’s resolutions, you’ve probably already promised yourself you’d eat more veggies, drink more water, or hit the gym a few times a week. But, if…

How to Make Your First Day With a New Choral Class Run Smoothly

Whether you teach elementary school or college students, working with a choir for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. Between laying out expectations, introducing music, and getting acquainted with singers,…

Male school conductor conductiong his student band

Helpful Holiday Concert Prep Tips

The holidays tend to bring out a mixed bag of emotions in music educators. It’s a time of year when hard work and dedication transforms into a (hopefully) amazing concert, but preparing…

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Choral Music Through MIDI

Saying that technology has completely transformed music in recent years is an understatement. Everything from how composers work to how the world consumes music from their favorite artists is unrecognizable from what…

Unleashing The Teaching Power of Ostinatos

Music educators sometimes forget that they have a powerful teaching tool all around them at their disposal: Catchy popular music. From chart-topping hits to folk music traditions, well-known music is informing the…

Solfege 101: Tips, Tools and Tricks

Helping to solidify a student’s grasp of music theory and notation is no easy task. The specific rules and boundaries used to govern music that typically feel like second nature to educators…

Back to School, Back to Marching Band

THE DEVILS YOU KNOW: An Interview with Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is the director of percussion for the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. He first joined the Blue Devils in 1976 and became the organization’s Director of Percussion and…