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The Music Educator Podcast is about analyzing, nurturing and discussing what takes place in the music classroom as it relates to 21st-century education. This podcast compliments the educational vision of The Music Educator Blog which can be found at www.4themusiceducator.com. This educational media is intended for music educators, students, and professional learners.

The Music Educator Podcast is about analyzing, nurturing and discussing what takes place in the music classroom as it relates to 21st-century education. This podcast compliments the educational vision of The Music Educator Blog which can be found at www.4themusiceducator.com. This educational media is intended for music educators, students, and professional learners.
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The Music Educator Podcast is about analyzing, nurturing and discussing what takes place in the music classroom as it relates to 21st-century education. This podcast compliments the educational vision of The Music Educator Blog which can be found at www.4themusiceducator.com. This educational media is intended for music educators, students, and professional learners.

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Episodes

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 11 Frequent Music Instrument Repairs

9/17/2019
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Frequent and everyday music instrument repairs often horrify many young music directors. Consequently, this is because many educators have inadequate skills to address instrument repair. Every day a child doesn’t have an instrument in hand weakens the music program the educator is trying to develop. For this reason, this podcast suggests several quick fixes, for minor repairs, that every band director can manage instead of using music instrument stores.

Duration:00:12:22

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 10 - Inquiry into the Habits of a Significant Band Director

9/10/2019
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Today we are going to conduct an inquiry into the habits of a significant band director. What makes a band director significant? What is needed to become significant? We will discuss all this, and more, as we inquire into the subject matter. Scott Rush, a presenter at the 2017 MidwestClinic, is the respected authority this article is based on. Not only is Mr. Rush, a professional music educator but also a highly regarded author of several publications.

Duration:00:08:46

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 9 - Saxophone Reed Selection Considerations

9/3/2019
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I love the saxophone family because it is such a fun group of instruments. As a result, there are various saxophone reeds that suit different performance and practice scenarios. Saxophones perform in orchestras (on a limited basis), concert, jazz, polka, jazz combos, ska, punk and rock, and roll bands. As you can see saxophones perform in all sorts of groups...

Duration:00:07:26

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 7 - Successful Student Recruitment for Beginning Music Programs

8/27/2019
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The key to any successful music program is to have students. In turn, a successful recruitment campaign is vital to building an active beginning music program. A recruitment informational meeting is essential. For a music director to have a successful music producing school, he or she must use effective recruitment strategies and be a great salesperson as well as a musician. Attained goals are met as a result of quality recruitment preparation.

Duration:00:15:35

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 6 - Origins Story

8/20/2019
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Origins Story, Season 2, Ep. 6, is about the journey of the author Bill Stevens. He unveils the life experiences that led him from loathing music to loving his life as a music educator.

Duration:00:41:55

TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 8 - Student Procedure for Entering the Classroom

8/15/2019
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One of the first routines of the day is the observation of our students entering the music rooms. Having a student procedure for entering the classroom can improve the tone of instruction for the remainder of the class. The standard to which you reinforce this simple procedure can have a rippling effect and define your program.

Duration:00:09:16

TME Podcast: Season 2, Ep. 5 - Perform 97% Better By Following These 17 Pencil Drawing Techniques

8/13/2019
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How can the following 17 rehearsal techniques using a pencil help you become a better musician? First, think about how can you improve. Are you a seasoned musician that performs for a living? Or perhaps you are a beginning music student in your school? Regardless of where your musical career is, the power of the pencil markings has a magical effect on improving your playing ability.

Duration:00:06:28

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 4 - 24 Best Practices in the Classroom

8/6/2019
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What does the saying “best practices” instruction and teaching mean for an educator? Is it what works well for you or the educational community? Maybe they are just textbook answers. I think most people agree that the phrase “best practices” is a series of steps taken by the teacher. This article will provide educators with a list of teaching strategies with the best practices focus.

Duration:00:09:49

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 3 - 18 Reasons Students Love Being in a School Instrumental Music Program

7/30/2019
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Everyone seems to have their own reasons for loving music. Today in “18 Reasons Students Love Being in a School Instrumental Music Program,” we will identify some of those great reasons!

Duration:00:08:21

TME Podcast Season 2 Ep. 2 - Yikes! I Need a Music Sub Tomorrow

7/23/2019
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Music Sub Plans - Yikes! I need a music sub tomorrow. That is the scenario that many of us run into when unexpected events in life occur for us. In an ideal world, we would be in our classrooms rehearsing, on stage performing or creating lasting relationships with our students. Sometimes family circumstances pull us away from our students. Other times professional development, training, or, school activities pull us from our classrooms. Despite these reasons, they all require us to scramble...

Duration:00:06:37

TME Podcast. Season 2 Ep.1 - Better Bands with Mouthpiece Buzzing

7/19/2019
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Why do band directors say better bands with mouthpiece buzzing perform at higher levels? We will examine this habit-based wisdom. One expert, Mr. Michael Grose of the University of Oregon, presented on this subject at the 2017 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. In Mr. Grose's presentation, he explains the importance of mouthpiece buzzing in the music education environment. By the end of this podcast, we should have a better understanding of why this practice should be incorporated into...

Duration:00:08:13

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep. 7 - 7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems

7/10/2018
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This episode will explore the real life challenges for beginning saxophonists. What distractions keep us from being that next professional sax player? Find out here.

Duration:00:05:52

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep 6 - Do Drummers Count

7/2/2018
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Do Drummers Count? This is a question that can be answered in many different ways. As a middle band director, I have had several drummers or more, specifically percussionists, fill my band rooms year after year. I say, percussionist because a drummer implies that we are teaching students who only play drums. It is my responsibility to educate the whole child and thus teach all of the appropriate percussion instruments. Many of these instruments are much more than just drums such as...

Duration:00:04:17

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep. 5 - End of the Year Reflections Part 2

6/25/2018
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End of the Year Reflections for the Music Educator Part 2 - Calendar Concert Schedule Fundraisers Paper Work Due Dates Personal Non-Negotiables Professional Development Planning Rehearsals Stage Use Booster Meetings Guest Speakers and Artists Field Trips Social Activities

Duration:00:12:06

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep. 4 - End of the Year Reflections for the Music Educator Part 1

5/26/2018
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Today we are going to take a moment to discuss a tremendously important task that all music directors should do at the end of the year. Reflect. End of the Year Reflections for the Music Educator, Part 1, is a post that will address the tasks that music teachers deal with throughout the year. Since this topic could span the length of a book, this topic will be split into multiple blog posts. Reflection contributes to the philosophy, professional development, and maturity of an effective...

Duration:00:07:59

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep. 3 - 13 Practical Ways Music Educators Earn Money

5/10/2018
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Have you ever experienced a long week of teaching and have had little to no money to go out and relax? Or perhaps your paycheck is less than desirable and you struggle just to pay your bills? We have all experienced this at one point or another. Try to relax and discover 13 practical ways music educators earn extra money in their free time. 1. Sell Your Class Content 2. Tutor Online and In Person 3. Teach/Sell Online Courses 4. Freelance with Fiverr 5. Write an Ebook 6. Become a Test...

Duration:00:13:31

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep. 2 - 7 Ways Music Educators Inspire Students

4/20/2018
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In episode 2 of The Music Educator Podcast: 7 Ways Music Educators Inspire Students. Bill Stevens shares some of the memorable moments he has observed in the classroom as a student and as an educator. These observations focus on the positive impact teachers have on their students and community.

Duration:00:17:20

TME Podcast Season 1, Ep 1 - 17 Tested Techniques that can Help Any Music Program Grow

4/2/2018
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Episode 1 reveals 17 tested techniques that can help any music program grow.

Duration:00:18:31